A Cameron man was taken into custody Tuesday after he was accused of firing a rifle into a vehicle before he was run over by the intended target.
Jovon Sutton, 27, was arrested by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office on a warrant from Harnett County charging him with nine counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle and one count of misdemeanor breaking and entering for his role in a March 15 altercation, according to Harnett County Sheriff's Maj. Arron Meredith.
Following an investigation into the incident, HCSO investigators determined Sutton got into a dispute over personal property with one of three victims in the yard of a home on Charter Drive near Cameron around 4:15 a.m. An altercation ensued and Sutton went to his own vehicle and retrieved a .22 caliber rifle, which he used to fire shots into a car where one of the victims was sitting, according to Meredith.
Sutton is accused of firing a total of nine shots, all striking the vehicle.
After being shot at several times, the victim ran over Sutton with his car as Sutton continued to shoot at him, according to investigators. After being run over, officers say Sutton tried to gain entry into a nearby house.
There was no report of any victim being injured. No charges were filed against the victim because officers say the actions taken were in self-defense.
After being arrested, Sutton was given a $75,000 secured bond and transferred to the Harnett County Detention Center.
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