2 charged with hitting deputy's vehicle in Asheville

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Two people have been charged after a vehicle hit the patrol car of a Buncombe County sheriff's deputy.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported 36-year-old Jeremy Louis Ainsworth of Fairview and 31-year-old Amee Tennelle King of Mountain Home were charged with a number of offenses Thursday.

Arrest warrants state that Ainsworth's pickup crashed into a deputy's car as the suspect tried to flee from a traffic stop.

He's been charged with assaulting a government official, failing to stop for police, damaging personal property, breaking and entering, larceny, obtaining goods by false pretense and a number of drug charges.

King was faces charges of damaging property and a number of drug charges.

It was not clear if they have attorneys.



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