Sheriff: Suspect who shot at Cumberland County deputy turns himself in

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David Scott Bain (Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday that a man who allegedly shot at a Cumberland County deputy who was outside his home doing yard work Thursday has turned himself in.

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David Scott Bain turned himself in about 9:30 p.m., the sheriff's office said.

Bain is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon, resist delay and obstruct a public officer, possession of a firearm by a felon and felony speeding to elude

Bain received a $2.5 million bond. His first appearance before a District Court Judge will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

He is being held at the Cumberland County Jail.

On Thursday, the deputy was mowing around 6:30 p.m. when someone drove down the street in a white SUV, pointed a long-barreled gun out the window and fired at him. The deputy ducked down and was unhurt.

The deputy jumped in his sheriff's office-issued pickup and gave chase. He did not return fire but called for backup.

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David Scott Bain



The chase, which began in Cumberland County, ended up on Horseshoe Road in Sampson County when two men jumped out of the Isuzu Rodeo and ran.

A little later, James Gibbons surrendered. Deputies began a hunt for the second man in the SUV, identified as Bain.

David Scott Bain and James Gibbons



Bain is a resident of Sampson County living on West Clinton Road.

Deputies said they found a pistol in the SUV.

Gibbons, who is a convicted felon, was charged with the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, assault with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon.



Bain is a convicted felon who was recently released from prison for after a first-degree murder conviction.

The Sheriff's Office is requesting that anyone with information about this case call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at (910)-323-1500 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-8477.

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