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SBI: Man suffered leg injury during attempted arrest, died

Lamont Perry (Photo provided to WBTV) Lamont Perry (Photo provided to WBTV)
WADESBORO, NC (WBTV) -

State investigators have released new details about an attempted arrest that turned deadly last week in Anson County.

According to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Adult Probation and Parole Officer William Torrence, 23, was attempting to arrest Lamont Darryl Perry on a probation violation related to an assault on a female charge last Thursday.

Investigators say Perry was found at his girlfriend’s home in Wadesboro, ran and was found a few minutes later in a wooded area behind the home.

According to the SBI, Torrence was able to handcuff Perry when it appeared Perry sustained an injury to his leg. Medic was called to the scene and began treating him.

Investigators say Perry was talking when he suddenly became unresponsive and passed away.

"There was no indication a gun or taser was used in this encounter," officials with the SBI said. "We are awaiting the autopsy and toxicology results for Mr. Perry."

“It has been very hard. I have been crying and crying, screaming, and hollering. Just wanting my baby back,” Perry's girlfriend told WBTV last week. "We have been together 7 years. We loved each other. We were planning on getting married.”

“I did not see too much other than when he was here with me," she continued. “Waiting to hear exactly what happened before I start making any judgments or what not.”

According to the SBI, several Wadesboro police officers were on scene and witnessed the encounter after the arrest.

Torrence has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation of the incident. This is standard procedure.

The SBI is actively seeking and interviewing witnesses who were in the area of Sikes Avenue on October 22, 2016 around 11:00 pm.  Please contact the SBI at 704-454-5264 if you have any information regarding this incident. 

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