02/27/2012

NC officer opens fire after man rams cruiser

Sheriff Van Duncan said his officers "acted appropriately" when Jacob Cody Plemmons rammed his truck into a patrol car, pinning two deputies inside

By Sabian Warren and Romando Dixson
Asheville Citizen-Times

CANTON, N.C. — The mother of a 17-year-old believes her hearing- impaired son could have been apprehended after a high-speed chase without being shot multiple times by a Buncombe County sheriff's deputy.

Based on the current information, Sheriff Van Duncan said his officers "acted appropriately" when Jacob Cody Plemmons rammed his truck into a patrol car early Monday, pinning two deputies inside. A third deputy fired "multiple times," Duncan said, when Plemmons continued attempts to drive the back of his truck into the car.

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