CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. – The woman accused of shooting at deputies in Cleveland County Tuesday afternoon has been arrested.
According to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Brianne Cherie Smith was taken into custody Wednesday after police received a tip about her getaway vehicle being spotted. Smith was served two warrants for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
On Tuesday, narcotics investigators were investigating a drug complaint at a home on College Avenue when Smith and Travis Lamar McKinney arrived in a white Kia Soul. McKinney, who was wanted on multiple warrants, got involved in a struggle with the investigators after they saw a handgun in his back pocket, police said. During that time, investigators said Smith fired a shot in the direction of the investigators before speeding away in the Kia toward Boiling Springs.
Early Wednesday, citizens began calling the sheriff’s office with sightings of a white female that fit the description of Smith, as well as the vehicle she was driving. She was later located and taken into custody.
Smith is being held under a $100,000 bond in the Cleveland County Detention Center.