Man accused of Friday shooting arrested overnight

Tyler Kristian Courtney

A Carteret County man wanted for firing a gun inside an occupied home on Friday has been arrested.

The Sheriff's Office announced Tyler Courtney was arrested overnight Sunday into Monday morning. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

The arrest was made after the Carteret County Sheriff's Office received a tip on Sunday evening that Courtney, who was wanted for allegedly firing a gun inside of an occupied home near Beaufort along NC 101 around 1:15 a.m. on Friday, may have been in Morehead City.

Officials said the caller told deputies that Courtney was seen exiting Walmart, climbing into the passenger side of a vehicle and started traveling east on Highway 24.

Sheriff's Office deputies were able to catch up with the vehicle that was described in the tip and initiated a felony traffic stop near the area of Highway 24 and Bryan Street, officials said. Once the vehicle stopped, Courtney jumped out of the vehicle and ran, dropping his backpack near the vehicle.

Officials said deputies chased Courtney on foot around several buildings and into the woods. He was eventually caught and taken into custody.

Courtney now faces numerous charges including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, breaking or entering a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen goods, first degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, inciting fear by discharging a firearm with an occupied dwelling, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and resisting public officer.

Courtney is being held under a $500,000 bond at the Carteret County Jail.

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