Officer involved shooting

James Robert Crumpler

November 16, 2009 10:39:56 AM PST
A Wake County deputy shot a Willow Spring's man during a police search Saturday afternoon. Police were searching the home for drugs, drug paraphernalia, and a meth lab.Wake County's Sheriff's Office Special Response Team and the State Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at a home located on 1913 Buck Rowland Road in Willow Springs.

According to police, James Robert Crumpler, confronted the Wake County Sheriff's Office Special Team. At that time, Scott Earp, an SRT officer, fired one shot hitting Crumpler. He was transported to Wake Med with non-life threatening injuries and later released.

Crumpler faces an array of drug-related charges and is being held on a $5,000 dollar bond.

Under customary measures, the SBI will investigate the shooting. Earp has worked for the Sheriff's Office for more than 10 years. He has been placed on administrative leave for the time being.

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