Manteo man arrested, accused of assaulting Dare County deputies


DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A 25-year-old man has been arrested and accused of assaulting Dare County deputies over the weekend.

According to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were working the B-District around 7 p.m. Sunday when they got out of their vehicle to investigate a disabled vehicle on Highway 64 in Manteo.

While they were investigating the driver accused of driving while impaired, deputies say the driver, later identified as 25-year-old Hunter Lane Garza, became combative and assaulted the deputies.

Garza was arrested and charged with felony assault by strangulation, felony malicious conduct by a prisoner, misdemeanor resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Garza is currently being held on a $30,000 secured bond.

Hunter Lane Garza, Oct. 18, 2021 (Photo Courtesy – Dare County Sheriff’s Office)

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