Asheville pair charged after disturbance at state park

Megan Nicole Lance (left) and Bradley Christian Salois (right)

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.

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