- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a reserve deputy who fired a shot at a vehicle during a police chase as it passed by his house has been charged.

The Hendersonville Times-News (https://bit.ly/1KMGvCP) reports that the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement Monday.

Officials say 64-year-old Ted R. Blackwell, of Hendersonville, has been charged with one count of firing into an occupied vehicle.

Deputies began chasing the vehicle Friday afternoon after a hit-and-run. Sheriff Charles McDonald says Blackwell fired one shot from his own shotgun from his yard, hitting the vehicle as the chase passed by his house. No one was injured.

McDonald says Blackwell, who has been a deputy since 1986, has been terminated.

The driver, 43-year-old Jonathan Lyd, faces several charges.

It wasn’t clear if Blackwell or Lyd have an attorney.


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