Hyde County man fires rifle at deputies, causes standoff


SWAN QUARTER, Hyde County - A Hyde County man who shot at deputies and caused a late-night standoff is facing multiple felony charges.

Terrill Gibbs, 33, is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon against a government official, felony discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle or dwelling, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and several lesser misdemeanor charges.

Hyde County Sheriff's Office Capt. Josh Hopkins tells NewsChannel 12 officer responded to an address on Swindell Forrest Road in Swan Quarter around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to reports of shots fired and a suspect with a gun. After arriving and speaking with Gibbs for roughly five minutes, Hopkins said Gibbs reached inside the door of the home, grabbed a rifle and began firing.

One of the patrol cars was struck three times and Hopkins said Gibbs also fired into a nearby occupied dwelling.

Officers neeeded almost three hourf of negotiations to convince Gibbs to surrender without further incident. No injuries were reported.

Gibbs was booked into the Central Prison in Raleigh and is being held on a $425,000 secured bond. He will appear in Hyde County Superior Court on Oct. 26.

Hopkins said investigators are still determining why Gibbs fired at the deputies.