North Carolina: two dummies who tried to run down cops at DWI checkpoint nabbed; seven cops opened fire


Antoine Levar Graham and Jerry Onasis Melvin thought their best move was to run down the cops in the highway…the deputies only winged them…

From Port City Daily
One suspect is in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center and a second suspect remains hospitalized following Friday night’s shooting at a DWI checkpoint in Leland.

According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Emily Flax, two people were shot during a multi-agency DWI checkpoint on U.S. 17 Friday night.

Antoine Levar Graham and Jerry Onasis Melvin have been charged with multiple felonies for their alleged roles in the incident Friday night.

Seven officers—four Brunswick County deputies and three New Hanover County deputies—were involved, Flax said.

Brunswick County deputies involved in the incident were Cpl. Brian Medlin, deputy Joe Cherry, deputy John Rogers and deputy Larry Branch.

Medlin, Cherry and Rogers are members of the sheriff’s office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) team ….MORE

Couple decries cops shooting indescriminately and endangering public…

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Jared and Rose Cleerdin found themselves right in the middle of a shootout at what should have been a routine DWI checkpoint. Days after the dramatic shootout in Brunswick County, they are still shaken by what they saw.

“Every cop turned around and started unloading like super trigger happy as if their training was coming into full effect and they were being able to utilize it,” said Cleerdin. “Everybody was just blasting this car to pieces. It was absolutely terrifying.”

They were stunned with what was happening, as officers reportedly shot dozens of rounds – in the direction on-coming traffic.

“Cops are shooting from the front of the car, back into the rest of the on-coming traffic to the check point, into the rest of the innocent civilians down the road,” said Cleerdin.

Cleerdin says he believes the officers acted with no regard for public safety.

“It was way beyond reckless,” said Cleerdin. “I couldn’t believe it. These are professional people, professional officers, and they’re training, they’re highly trained and they’re not supposed to do stuff like that.”

Officials with the sheriff’s office are keeping tight lipped about the incident. No one will tell us who shot the two suspects,
or what even led up…MORE

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