Greenville man charged with pointing gun, assaulting deputy with firearm

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Deputies on Wednesday charged a man with pointing a gun and assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm.

On his release from Vidant Medical Center, 62-year-old Willaims Harvey Perkins Sr. was transported to Central Prison. The sheriff’s office said that Central Prison has the medical facility to continue to provide treatment for Perkins.

It all stems back to an incident on April 26 when deputies responded to 507 Jonathan Place where the SBI said an intoxicated man was pointing a gun at his son and wife.

The deputies entered the house and the man, identified by Greenville police as Perkins, raised his handgun toward the deputies when Pitt County deputy John Jackson fired his pistol and shot him.

After he was shot, Perkins was transported to with non-life-threatening injuries to Vidant Medical Center.

The two deputies on scene at the time of the incident were not injured.

Sheriff Neil Elks requested the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) to conduct the investigation. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said, with that being the case, it defers questions to the investigating agency.

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