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Man accused of shooting at police officer charged

Salisbury Police charged an East Cemetery Street man who they say shot at an officer during a March incident in front of a North Shaver Street home.
Antoine Alfonzo Holmes, 35, of the 400 block of East Cemetery Street, Salisbury was charged Thursday with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of failure to appear.
The police department’s narcotics unit and criminal investigators were looking into the incident, which led to Holmes’ arrest at his residence. When investigators approached the residence, Holmes was caught running out of the back door. Police were there to serve arrest warrants for Holmes.
In March, Sgt. Bryant Willis had turned his patrol car around on a suspicious vehicle and was attempting to catch up with it when a man stepped into the roadway and shot at the police vehicle from behind. No one was hurt in the incident.
Upon his Thursday arrest Holmes was found to have in his possession two ounces of marijuana and four grams of Ecstasy, according to the police report.
He was also charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance and possession with intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance.
Holmes was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond where he remains.
Also charged in this incident was Joyce L. Holmes, 53, also of the 400 block of East Cemetery Street. She is the mother of Antoine Holmes. Joyce Holmes was charged with misdemeanor harboring a fugitive. She was released on a written promise.

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