Three men were arrested Saturday after Henderson County deputies say they fired shots from a truck in a roadway.
According to deputies, they received the call around 8:05 p.m. on August 11 near South Mills River Road.
They found an unoccupied truck behind the Mills River Community Center and began to search when they heard more shots from the woods behind the center.
Deputies reached out to the men in the woods, and after further instruction two men emerged.
Hunter Alan Wright, 22, was taken into custody without incident and charged with misdemeanor resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer. He was released from the Henderson County jail on a $500 secured bond.
However, deputies say the second man, 21-year-old James Bradley Owen, refused to comply and an altercation ensued as he was taken into custody. He was arrested for felony first degree attempted murder, felony assault on a law enforcement officer, and misdemeanor resisting.
Owen also faced additional charges from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission for misdemeanor placing processed food products as bait for black bears and discharging a firearm from the right-of-way of a state road.
He remains behind bars on a $100,500 secured bond.
During the altercation, Owen's father, James Gary Owen, arrived on scene and was arrested for misdemeanor resisting a public officer. He was later released from jail on a $400 secured bond.
A dog in the company of the younger Owen also bit a deputy and was shot.
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