Gunshots reported in Manteo, man arrested

Published 11:12 pm Sunday, October 10, 2021

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The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has reported that on October 10, 2021 at 7:22 p.m., “a citizen called the Dare County Sheriff’s Office Central Communications to report they heard gun shots in the area of Exeter Street in Manteo.”

A Manteo police officer arrived in the area and heard several gunshots, according to DCSO. “Sheriff Doughtie, several Deputies and Manteo Police Officers arrived and found the offender to be Mr. Christopher Bland, M/39, of Manteo. Mr. Bland had shot several times in the yard of his residence,” stated a DCSO press release.

Bland was charged with discharging a firearm in violation of county ordinance, arrested and taken to the Dare County Detention Center where he will be presented to the magistrate judge, stated DCSO.

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