A wanted man was arrested after he attempted to pull a gun on police during a traffic stop and then getting into a fight with four officers, according to Raleigh police.
Around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 4200 block of Capital Boulevard. After checking the driver’s license and registration, officers determined that the man, identified as Woodie Herring, 46, was wanted by U.S. Marshals for felony possession of a firearm.
According to police, Herring tried to pull a gun on officers when they attempted to arrest him. After attempting to pull his gun, Herring and four officers got into a fight. Herring suffered minor injuries but refused medical treatment. Three of the four officers were also injured.
Herring was taken into custody and now faces charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and four felony counts of assault on law enforcement officer.
Herring appeared in court Wednesday where a he was appointed a public defender.
He will remain in custody under no bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on May 2 at 9 a.m.
A federal detainer has been filed against Herring, meaning the U.S. government has asked that before he’s released, they be notified so Herring can potentially be transferred into their custody.
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