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Tear gas brings end to standoff

Man charged withshooting at lawmen

By Sarah Willets swillets@civitasmedia.com

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MAXTON — A Maxton man was arrested Thursday following a standoff with sheriff’s deputies, local police and a SWAT team that include a shot being fired and ended when tear gas was deployed, according to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey.


Glenn Bullard, 59, has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and two counts of assault on an officer with a firearm, Sealey said. Bullard, who lives at 2609 McLeod Drive, is being held at the Robeson County Detention under a $50,000 secured bond.


According to Sealey, Bullard was driving on McLeod Drive at about 3 p.m. when he stopped in front of a neighbor’s house, where a woman was cleaning up her lawn. Bullard got out of his car and began firing shots from a rifle at the woman, Sealey said. The woman, whose name has not been released, was not hurt.


The woman called 911 and Deputies Willie Leake and Trent Deese responded.


The deputies tried to contact the man over the phone, but when he did not answer, they went to his home and knocked on the door, identifying themselves as deputies, Sealey said.


A shot was fired through the glass door at the deputies and they called for assistance, Sealey said. More sheriff’s deputies, as well as Maxton police, state Highway Patrol troopers and agents from the ATF surrounded the home. The SWAT team was called in when Bullard refused to come out of the house. Sealey said only one shot was fired during the exchange, and it was by Bullard.


After repeated attempts to get the man to come out, tear gas was deployed into the house and the man surrendered, Sealey said.


Sealey said investigators “have no earthly idea” why Bullard shot at the woman.


Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-272-6127.

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