Deputy shoots man
Barnardsville -UPDATED PRESS RELEASE: A Buncombe County Sheriffs Office was involved in a shooting incident onFebruary 1 in the Barnardsville community. Deputies responded to a 911 call complaining of a domestic disturbance involving the violation of a domestic violence protective order at 126 Town Branch Rd.
Responding deputies encountered Dayton Ray Rice, who was armed, in the roadway a short distance from the residence. Deputies challenged Rice and one deputy discharged his firearm striking and wounding Rice. Rice was taken into custody and provided emergency medical care by deputies.
Rice was transported to Mission hospital for treatment. Buncombe sheriff investigators are investigating the domestic violence incident. At this time investigators have obtained a warrant for arrest for Rice for Violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending. Deputy Adam Honeycutt was the officer involved and is currently on paid administrative leave. Honeycutt has been with the sheriffs office since September 2013.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is currently conducting an investigation into the use of force.