Sheriff: Man fires shots from deputy's stolen gun at motorcyclists

A man is in jail, after being accused of firing a gun from his car, as he passed two motorcyclists, all while a child was in the backseat.

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. – Deputies in Alexander County arrested a man Wednesday after they said he fired shots at two motorcyclists passing by him.

According to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a 911 call in reference to shots being fired from a vehicle on Millersville Road around 8 p.m. The caller told dispatchers that the driver of the vehicle pulled a weapon and fired shots at two motorcycles when they passed.

A short while later, officers located a vehicle that matched the description given to 911 dispatchers and pulled over the driver. According to deputies, the vehicle was searched and a Glock 22 handgun was seized by police. Investigators said there were a 2-year-old child and a woman in the car with the driver.

The serial number on the gun was checked and the weapon came back as being stolen out of Burke County. Investigators say the weapon belonged to an Avery County deputy.

Sheriff Chris Bowman said the case had the makings of road rage, and he cautioned drivers to not engage with those consumed with road rage.

"We were lucky here that even though shots were fired, it wasn't pointed to anyone," Sheriff Bowman said. "Instead of trying to take it into your own hands, just dial 911 and report what the action has been."

Police charged the driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Michael Dwayne Stacy II, with possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession of stolen property, and going armed to the terror of the public. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 26. 

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