Man facing charges after firing shots at NC deputies in Rowan County

ROWAN COUNY, N.C. — A man is facing charges for firing shots at North Carolina deputies in Rowan County Friday afternoon.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office received reports of shots being fired near Brison Road and Chickadee Lane. Deputies learned the incident involved two deputies from the Davie County Sheriff’s Office.

The detectives were in the area looking for 27-year-old Tony Martin Deese, wanted for several crimes.

Investigators spotted him on Chickadee Lane and he took off running. During the chase, he fired shots at the detectives and they returned fire. Officials said he got away.

Later that day, Davie County authorities found Deese and took him into custody.

Officials said at first, they thought he had a bullet wound on his head but they determined he only had a laceration on the back of his head. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Rowan County deputies also responded to the area to investigate.

Authorities said Deese is facing several outstanding warrants, along with charges related to Friday’s incident once he is released from the hospital.

No other details have been released at this point.

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