Smithfield police: Man shot twice when bail bond agents attempt to revoke bond

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) - A man was shot twice by a bail bond agent after trying to flee the scene when multiple agents came to revoke a bond, Smithfield police said.

Officers responded to Becky's Log Cabin restaurant, located at 2491 U.S. Highway 70 east in Smithfield, around 8:55 p.m. on Dec. 16 in reference to a motor vehicle collision and shots fired. Upon arrival, police learned from several bail bond agents at the scene that they were attempting to revoke a bond when the person they were trying to find fled from the restaurant parking lot.

According to police, the agents were approaching the vehicle of the wanted man when the driver of the silver passenger vehicle attempted to flee the area. The vehicle hit one of the bail bond agents and as the vehicle was leaving the scene, agents fired shots.

Police said a man in the vehicle was later located and had suffered two gunshot wounds.

The man was treated at a Wake County hospital and his condition is not known at this time.

Smithfield police are still investigating. There's no word yet on any charges in the case.


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