Two men accused of nearly hitting police officers with car
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Burlington police have arrested two men who were allegedly in a car that accelerated toward a group of police officers outside a bar, causing the officers to fire gunshots.
Franklin Bythrone Day Jr., 22, and Torrey Rogers, of Burlington, were charged after deputies said they surrendered to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office.
It allegedly happened early Thursday morning outside of Club Solo at 975 Kirkpatrick Road. Police said they responded to the business after hearing gunshots come from the parking lot.
Police said a dark Dodge Magnum station wagon came from behind the business and struck a parked vehicle.
The station wagon then continued to accelerate and two officers fired their handguns to try to stop the car, according to police.
The vehicle left the parking lot, turned left onto Kirkpatrick Road and was last seen turning left onto Longpine Road, police said.
No officers were injured. Police allege that Day was the driver and Rogers was a passenger.
Police said Day has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, since he nearly struck three officers.
Rogers is being charged with one count of accessory after the fact to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.