Pair Charged In Shooting At Deputy Incident

• Prompts Sampson County manhunt.

Two men are in custody in connection with shooting at an off-duty Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputy.

David Scott Bain, 34, of Roseboro, who was allegedly driving the car and who shot at the deputy, had recently been released from prison on a murder conviction.


After the deputy was shot at while he was at home doing yard work, he got into his patrol vehicle and followed Mr. Bain to Stedman where the deputy activated his blue lights and Mr. Bain sped off. The chase ended on Horseshoe Road in Sampson County where both Mr. Bain and his passenger, James Gibbons, 29, of Horseshoe Road, jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the woods at the end of a dirt road.

Mr. Gibbons, who returned to the vehicle, was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $2.5 million secured bond.

Authorities at the scene conducted a search of the SUV Mr. Bain was driving and found a .22 Taurus handgun in the vehicle, but no long gun that was alleged to have been used to shoot at the deputy.

Mr. Bain was the subject of a manhunt in Sampson County Friday before turning himself in later Friday to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Mr. Bain was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon, resist delay and obstruct a public officer, possession of a firearm by a felon and felony speeding to elude. He is being held under a $2.5 million bond.

Mr. Gibbons was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon.

Both are scheduled to make first court appearances today.

— Lisa Farmer



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