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Manhunt underway for convicted murderer suspected of shooting at deputy

David Scott Bain (Photo courtesy of Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

AUTRYVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) - A manhunt is underway in Sampson County for a man who allegedly shot at a Cumberland County deputy who was outside his home doing yard work 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.

READ MORE from ABC affiliate WTVD here. 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 are still looking for the second man in the SUV identified as David Scott Bain.

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. Deputies said Bain should be considered armed and dangerous. He is a convicted felon who was recently released from prison after a first-degree murder conviction. The Sheriff's Office is requesting that anyone with information call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at (910)-323-1500 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-8477.

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