Mooresvile man faces numerous charges after domestic dispute

Published 12:01 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2019

MOORESVILLE — A Mooresville man was charged Friday with trying to run over his wife and bystanders with his vehicle.

Gary Lee Paynter II, 49, of Young Street, Mooresville, also took deputies on a short chase.

Sgt. B. Henderson of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic violence call from Ginger Lane, near Mooresville. The suspect had pointed a gun at his wife and tried to run over her and others with his car, Henderson reported.

Paynter left the scene in a silver Ford Mustang, but Henderson passed his car on Shinnville Road. Deputies tried to stop the Mustang, but Paynter continued west on Shinnville Road toward Charlotte Highway. Henderson ended his pursuit because of weather and traffic conditions.

Paynter turned onto Oates Road and into a cul-de-sac on Rainford Court. Deputy J. Church found the Mustang and took Paynter into custody.

Paynter had a .45 caliber revolver, cocaine, drug paraphernalia and an open container of alcohol in his car, authorities said.

Paynter was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center and charged with domestic assault with a deadly weapon; assault by pointing a gun; communicating threats; felony fleeing to elude arrest; careless and reckless driving; driving while impaired; felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; felony possession of cocaine; misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; having an open container of alcohol in a passenger area of a vehicle; and driving while license revoked.

He was held without bond on the domestic violence charges and $12,500 secured bond on the other charges.

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