An Asheville pair’s trip down the mountain and into the woods at Lake James State Park ended in drug charges and a scuffle with local law officers.
They were arrested and charged after both fled and assaulted deputies during a disturbance, authorities said Wednesday. One was also charged for allegedly damaging a Taser.
Deputy David Jones of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 24-year-old Megan Nicole Lance, address listed as Asheville, with resisting a public officer, assault on a government official or employee and possession of marijuana.
Jones charged 24-year-old Bradley Christian Salois, address listed as Asheville, with assault on a government official or employee and damage to personal property.
Deputy Jordon Frisbee also charged Salois with resisting a public officer, possession of marijuana and assault on a government official or employee.
At 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, Jones and Frisbee responded to Lake James State Park in reference to a disturbance. They found Lance and Salois in the woods yelling.
During the investigation, both suspects fled, assaulted the deputies – Jones was hit in the face and Frisbee in the arm – and damaged a Taser. After deputies chased and apprehended the suspects, they were found with two grams of marijuana in their possession, according to a report.
Lance’s bond was set at $3,500. Salois’ bond was set at $7,000.