North Carolina man accused of shooting into mother’s home, leading deputies on chase

Published 11:17 am Thursday, December 16, 2021

A North Carolina man wanted on multiple charges was arrested after allegedly shooting into his mother’s home and leading deputies on a chase, a sheriff’s office said.

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded early Monday to a domestic situation involving a mother and son at a home in Eden, news outlets reported.

According to the sheriff’s office, Frank Otis Burroughs III, 34, of Eden, allegedly fired a shotgun into the home and then left in an older model Jeep Cherokee. His mother was not hurt.

Deputies located Burroughs and tried to stop him, but he didn’t stop, leading to a chase, the sheriff’s office said.

Eden police slowed the vehicle by deflating the tires with stop sticks, and the chase soon ended.

Burroughs was wanted on multiple warrants when he was arrested and multiple charges were added, including felony fleeing to elude arrest and felony discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is jailed on a $381,000 secured bond. It’s not known if he has an attorney.

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