Sheriff's officer OK after shooting
Haywood County Sheriff's Deputy Nathan Sutton was treated and released at Mission Hospital after he was wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 235 Walnut Valley Lane in Clyde.
Sheriff Bobby Suttles said Sutton was shot in the lower leg when he and Deputy Roger Kent were trying to get inside a home where they feared the well-being of a 9-month old baby was in jeopardy.
The child was in the back bedroom, but an aggressive pit bull prevented entry. As shots were fired to contain the dog, Sutton was wounded.
George Shane Bivens, 24, was later found outside the home. His girlfriend, Jessica McCoy, had called 9-1-1 saying Bivens had threatened her and tried to run over her with a car. The baby was in the car at the time.
McCoy was able to run to a neighbor's house to make the ...