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  • Victor Wells

Man accused of possessing a gun, eluding  is in jail under no bond

On Monday, Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Crestview Lane in Hayesville in reference to a man holding his girlfriend at gunpoint, according to a release from Captain Josh Litchfield. 

When the first deputy arrived he was met outside the residence by the girlfriend who alleged that the man, Victor Wells, had left a pistol in the residence and left to get another gun.

Sheriff Vic Davis said the deputy left and drove up the road to find Wells. A short distance up the road the deputy encountered Wells in the road with a shotgun in his hand. The deputy exited his vehicle and gave multiple commands for Wells to drop the gun, but Wells would not comply, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

After several more commands, Wells sat the shotgun partially on the ground but would not completely release it. The deputy approached Wells and kicked the gun from his grasp and successfully took him into custody, the press release said.

Wells was charged with assault by pointing a gun and resisting public officer. He is being held at the Clay County Detention Center on no bond due to the domestic violence nature of his charge, until he has his first appearance in 48 hours.

Sheriff Davis said this situation could have been a lot worse. He remind sthose in the public to obey law enforcement officer’s commands. He said he is thankful for the thoughtfulness and patience of his deputy that brought this to a peaceful conclusion.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997