Man arrested, charged with attempted murder after deputy-involved shooting in Rockingham County

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A man is in custody after a deputy-involved shooting at the intersection of Spearman Road and Cunningham Mill Road, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 11:15 a.m. Friday, deputies responded to a report of someone shooting into homes on Capital Loop, off of Benaja Road, in Reidsville. The callers said they knew the suspect.

The shooter had left the scene in a small burgundy Nissan truck.

Deputies say they saw the suspect and conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Spearman Road and Cunningham Mill Road where the suspect allegedly shot at deputies.

Deputies fired back, but the suspect was not injured.

No deputies were hurt.

Franklin Stephen Waite, 52, of Ruffin, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon against a law enforcement officer and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

Waite is in the Rockingham County Detention Center under a $5,000,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 2.

The State Bureau of Investigation was called to the scene.

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