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Man pulls knife on off-duty deputy, lands himself behind bars

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Matthew Parham (Rowan County Sheriff's Office) Matthew Parham (Rowan County Sheriff's Office)
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

A Rowan County man with a lengthy criminal history was arrested after investigators say he followed an off duty sheriff's deputy and tried to assault him.

Rowan County Sheriff's Deputy D.P. Myers was off duty driving in his personal car with his young child, according to the report from the Rowan County Sheriff's Office.

The two were heading south on Highway 29 when Myers looked in the rear view mirror and saw a car tailgating him.

When Myers sped up, so did the car behind him.

When they came to a red light at Highways 29 and 152, Myers saw the driver get out and walk toward his car with a knife, according to the report.

Myers then drew his gun and identified himself.

A Concord police officer who was nearby and the China Grove Police Department also responded to the scene.

Matthew Parham is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, speeding and following too closely, according to the report.

Bond was set at $10,000.

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