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Man charged with stealing car, assaulting firefighters


A Rowan County is in jail on a long list of charges, including stealing a car and assaulting three firefighters.

According to the report at the Rowan Sheriff's Office, John Wilburn Harmon, 29, is being held under $53,500 bond, charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a government official, communicating threats, resisting police, possession of a weapon by a felon, and driving while impaired.

Harmon, of 215 Shinn Street, Rockwell, allegedly stole a Ford Taurus and a rifle on Saturday night, assaulted three members of the Franklin Fire Department, threatened another firefighter, and tried to get away from an officer as he was being arrested.

It was not clear from the report how the events actually played out in this incident.  WBTV will be updating this story later on Monday with additional details.

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