NC shooting suspect found hiding in clothes dryer

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Luther Gatling

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Police located a man wanted for shooting three people after he hid in a clothes dryer with his dreadlocks hanging out of it.

According to WNCN, Luther Gatling, 23, of Fayetteville, was found Tuesday morning on Zabell Drive when officers searched a home and noticed his dreadlocks sticking out of the dryer.

Gatling had been sought since Sept. 6 for multiple shootings in the Fayetteville area.

Gatling was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony violation of probation.

Police said an SUV used in the shootings was recovered Saturday. The driver and a passenger of the SUV at that time were detained and questioned.