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Columbus County, North Carolina – WECT reports that a North Carolina firefighter and a civilian driver are facing charges in an incident involving the firefighter pointing a gun at the driver while at a crash scene.
The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office stated that on June 12, Shantasia Donique Williams was traveling east on U.S. 74/76 when she saw what appeared to be a motor vehicle accident with emergency responders at the scene.
Williams drove past the scene but, at some point, used the median to turn around and return.
“A verbal confrontation ensued between Williams and emergency personnel on scene. At this time, a fire truck moved to block Williams’ current lane of travel,” the sheriff’s office stated. “[Sherwood] stepped in front of Williams’ vehicle and pointed a handgun at Williams.”
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Jeffery Scott Sherwood, a firefighter for Acme-Delco-Riegelwood Fire Rescue, reportedly pointed the gun at Williams “for a period of time” before putting the firearm away once the fire chief arrived at the scene. After speaking with the chief, Williams left the scene.
Sherwood was charged with a misdemeanor count of assault by a pointing a gun.
Williams was cited for a traffic infraction for improper operation of a vehicle while approaching authorized emergency vehicles that have lights on.