By Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man is on the lam after officers say he punched a Rowan County sheriff’s deputy and got away on a golf cart.

Multiple media organizations reported Christopher Lee Erwin is accused of riding the stolen cart down the 13th fairway at Rolling Hills Golf Club in Salisbury. He evaded a State Highway Patrol helicopter and officers from several departments on Tuesday.

Investigators say his escape came after the 32-year-old Erwin of Salisbury punched a sheriff’s deputy. The law officer fired a Taser that had no effect on him.

Investigators found crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia in Erwin’s car and a 9mm handgun outside the driver’s door. The sheriff’s office said the gun was stolen from Lexington in April.

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