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Deputies: Mills River man faces multiple charges after shots fired

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Roy Travis Bruce (Source: Henderson Co. Sheriff's Office) Roy Travis Bruce (Source: Henderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
MILLS RIVER, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A Mills River man is facing numerous charges after deputies said he fired multiple shots at a female at his home.

Henderson County Chief Deputy Frank Stout said at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday, deputies responded to the call of shots fired at a home on Boylston Highway.

Stout said they found a female at the scene who said she had been assaulted and five gunshots had been fired at her as she left the house. He said another shot was fired as deputies were waiting for backup.

After backup arrived, law enforcement moved towards the house where they encountered 41-year-old Roy Travis Bruce on the porch, Stout said. He said officers gave commands for Bruce to surrender.

According to Stout, Bruce ran back into the residence and started turning off all the lights.

A short time later, Bruce exited the house and refused to show his hands, Stout said.

He said deputies used a stun gun on Bruce and handcuffed him.

Bruce is charged with felony attempted first-degree murder, six counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of misdemeanor child abuse, misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

He is being held at the detention center on $144,000 bond.

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