North Carolina Man Accused Of Assaulting Firemen During Fire

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and jailed after he allegedly assaulted firefighters as they fought a fire at his North Carolina home and had to be subdued with a taser, a sheriff's office said.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters were inside a home in Belvoir on Sept. 9 when a man identified as Desmond Spencer, 40, entered and began fighting them, news outlets reported Monday.

The sheriff’s office said a deputy used a taser to subdue the homeowner after a struggle involving the deputy and a trooper with the N.C. State Highway Patrol. No injuries were reported, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies arrested Spencer and charged him with five counts of assault on a government official and two counts of probation violation. He’s jailed on a $35,000 bond and it’s not known if he has an attorney.