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Granite Falls Man Accused Of Shooting Into Home; Leading Officers On Chase
Gary Daniel Stallings II
courtesy of Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Office

Granite Falls Man Accused of Shooting into Home; Leading Officers on Chase

33-year-old Gary Daniel Stallings II of Montclair Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers this morning (May 20) on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, discharging a weapon into a occupied dwelling, and two counts of fleeing to elude arrest.

He was arrested after Deputies responded to a report of someone shooting into a residence on Spring Lake Mobile Home Park Drive in Sawmills. The caller said Stallings drove past his residence in a silver Honda Ridgeline and fired a gun at his home.

A Granite Falls Police Officer saw and attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of the incident that matched the description of the suspect vehicle. The driver did not stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. Granite Falls Police pursued the Honda from Highway 321A in Granite Falls via Dry Ponds Road to Connelly Springs Road where Caldwell County Deputies took over. The chase continued back onto Highway 321A and then to Montclair Avenue in Granite Falls where the vehicle came to a stop near the end of the street.

The driver then exited the vehicle with a rifle. A Deputy fired one round before the driver threw his rifle to the ground and fled on foot. The shot fired by the Deputy lodged in the Honda’s door and did not hit the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody a short distance from the Honda. He was identified as Gary Daniel Stallings II.

Investigators at the mobile home park obtained video footage that showed the Honda as it stopped in front of the residence where one shot was fired. In the wall of the mobile home, Investigators found a bullet hole that matched the caliber of the rifle thrown by Stallings at the conclusion of the chase.

Stallings was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Lenoir.