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Man charged with running over sheriff's deputy set to appear in court

Deputy Bill Allen (Courtesy: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office) Deputy Bill Allen (Courtesy: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)
Danny Lehman Danny Lehman

The man accused of running over a Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Deputy is set to appear in court today to face several charges.

Danny Lee Lehman, 47, of Charlotte, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault on a police officer causing serious injury, felony hit and run causing injury, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, according to court records.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers were called out to Albemarle Road and E. WT Harris Boulevard in reference to a Mecklenburg County Sheriff Deputy on a motorcycle that was involved in a hit and run on Nov. 8.

Sheriff's Office officials say Deputy Billy Allen was on a motorcycle going down WT Harris when a vehicle, driven by Danny Lehman, 47, veered over and gave him the impression that he would be hit.

The deputy then moved out of the way and flashed the blue lights to stop Lehman.

Sheriff's officials say Lehman stopped, but then backed up and ran over the deputy and his motorcycle before driving away.

As the Lehman drove away, Deputy Allen fired three shots, hitting the vehicle windows, officials said.

After a short pursuit, Lehman was found on Farm Pond Lane by ALE Officers who witnessed the incident. He was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for a blood alcohol test.

Deputy Allen, who is a 13-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office and has been a motor officer since 2007, was taken to Novant Presbyterian Medical Center to be treated for injuries.

He is expected to be OK.

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