Rowan County: Shooting Victim Dusty Bryant and his Wife Arrested Wednesday Morning for Alleged Assault with a Gun and Tresspassing

Posted on November 29, 2017

RFP Staff

♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office ruled on the alleged facts of the recent shooting at 4595 Mt. Hope Church Road.  The shooting victim Dusty Jackson Bryant, 35, and his wife Carla Michelle Bryant, 31, both living at 4655 Mt. Hope Church Road, were arrested Wednesday morning at their residence at around 2 a.m. by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies on warrants charging Mr. Jackson with assault by pointing a gun (misdemeanor), communicating threats (misdemeanor), and trespass (2nd  degree) (misdemeanor).  Mrs. Bryant was charged with trespass (2nd degree) (misdemeanor).  At this writing the Bryants were being processed and no bond was yet posted.

Mr. Bryant allegedly was trespassing on Joshua Daniel Harrington’s property at 4595 Mt. Hope Church Road and threating him with a gun when Mr. Harrington shot him in the left knee.

Dusty Jackson Bryant:

Dusty Jackson Bryant’s Previous Record:

Carla Michelle Bryant:

Location 4655 Mt. Hope Church Road, Salisbury, N.C.:

An RFP article published on November 26th concerning a neighborhood dispute that wound up in a shooting: “Update! Rowan County: Man Shot Saturday Night in Alleged Dispute on Mount Hope Church Rd. Transported to North East Medical Center”:

“According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources Dusty Jackson Bryant, 35, of 4655 Mt. Hope Church Road was allegedly shot by a neighbor Joshua Daniel Harrington, 26, of 4595 Mt. Hope Church road (near Pop Stirewalt Road) in rural Rowan County. The shooting occurred at around 10 p.m. Saturday night. Bryant suffered a single gunshot wound to his left knee and was transported by Rowan County EMS to North East Medical Center.  The gunshot wound was said to be non-life threatening.

Sheriff’s Office, Faith and Granite Quarry Police, and Rowan County EMS vehicles lined up by Mount Hope Church Road near Pop Stirewalt Road in Rowan County, N.C.:

According to reports a dispute was triggered by Harrington allegedly shining a light on Bryant’s home. Bryant and his wife Carla went to Harrington’s home at 4595 Mt. Hope Road to confront him prior to the shooting. A Smith & Wesson .380 semi-automatic handgun, allegedly employed by Harrington in the shooting, was seized by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with a handgun magazine, and a number of shell casings found at the crime scene on Mt. Hope Road.

At the time of this report no charges were filed yet in the case. Investigators will provide evidence and the case’s facts to the Rowan County District Attorney on Monday.”

4595 Mt. Hope Church Road, Rowan County, N.C.:

Location 4595 Mt. Hope Church Road, Rowan County, N.C.:

**This article is in its infancy and will be updated as more information arrives.**

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