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Jessie Michael Teno
Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Suspect Shot During A Struggle After Allegedly Rushing At Officer With Crowbar, Multiple Charges Filed

30-year-old Jessie Michael Teno of Davis Trail in Troutman was arrested Wednesday (August 9) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a governmental official along with misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer and damage to property. Teno is also charged on multiple outstanding warrants.

Shortly before 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad Deputies were at a residence on Rebekah Lane east of Troutman, attempting to serve arrest warrants on Jessie Michael Teno. The charges against Teno include felony obtain property by false pretense, assault on a governmental official, common law uttering, and failure to appear on multiple counts including drug charges.

After finding Teno at the residence, a Warrant Squad Deputy announced his presence. The suspect, armed with a crowbar, allegedly rushed toward the deputy. The suspect resisted the deputy while an arrest was attempted. During the struggle with the deputy, the suspect was shot. Even after being shot, the suspect continued to fight with the deputy. The suspect was finally taken into custody.

The suspect was treated by deputies, who immediately administered medical care while EMS was called to the scene. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI) was requested to respond to the scene to investigate the shooting. The suspect was treated at a medical facility and released.

The deputy involved was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries. He was then placed on Administrative Leave which is also standard practice for the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

Bond for Teno was set at $309,000 secured. He was not listed as an inmate in Iredell County as of earlier today (August 10). A District Court appearance was scheduled today.