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Deputy assaulted at Sheetz

By Ethan Smith
Published in News on May 8, 2017 12:43 PM

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A 23-year-old sheriff's deputy working a security detail at Sheetz on North Spence Avenue Friday evening was assaulted by a patron who was banned from the gas station but was there anyway, according to an incident report.

The report said Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy Hope Shivar was working off-duty at the establishment when employees told her that 29-year-old Brittany Lee Brown was trespassing at the store, as she had been banned.

When Shivar went to talk to Brown, Wayne County Communications told her Brown had warrants out for her arrest for probation violations, according to the report.

The report said when Shivar tried to arrest Brown for her outstanding warrants, she ran away and resisted arrest.

Shivar tried to arrest Brown as she got into her car, and as she did this Brown tried to flee while Shivar was in the car arresting her, according to the report.

Maj. Tom Effler said Shivar and Brown got into a scuffle in between Brown's car and the gas pump where she was parked.

During the altercation, Effler said Shivar sustained injuries to her knee and hand.

The report said Shivar backed out of the vehicle after Brown continued to resist arrest and Brown then drove south on Spence Avenue.

Shivar then called for backup and was told by witnesses in the area Brown had gotten out of her car and was running through the Hampton Inn behind Applebee's, the report said.

Deputies then found Brown running out of the back of the hotel near Landmark Drive, commanded her to stop and arrested her.

Brown, of 802 W. Grantham St. Room 115, is charged with felony probation violation, misdemeanor probation violation, felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, two counts resist, delay or obstruct, driving while license revoked and felony assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting injury.

She was put in the Wayne County Jail under a $60,000 secured bond.

The report said deputies with two different shifts, the DWI Task Force, the sheriff's office warrant squad and members of the Goldsboro Police Department all assisted with Brown's arrest.