Arrestee tries to bite Wilmington officer, threatens to kill police in front of magistrate

WILMINGTON –– A man being detained by Wilmington police Saturday evening kicked an officer in the face and tried to bite law enforcement. He also threatened to shoot the officers in front of the magistrate at the jail.

Dustin Felton, 27, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer.

Police found Felton walking on foot after responding to a confrontation on Downey Branch Lane around 7:48 p.m.

Claire McIntyre, 28, called the police and reported Felton, her former employee, showed up at her home and verbally threatened her while revving his truck engine. She told officers Felton left after she fired two shots in the air.

When Felton was found, he had the gun his former employer had reported stolen out of Sampson County.

He received a $7,500 unsecured bond.

McIntyre was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and given a $4,000 unsecured bond.

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