Deputies: 3 in custody after woman, dog attack deputy during arrest attempt in Caldwell County

Deputies: 3 in custody after woman, dog attack deputy during arrest attempt in Caldwell County
According to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an incomplete 911 call from a home on Raintree Drive in Hudson. (Source: WBTV graphic)

CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Deputies say three people were taken into custody after a woman and a dog attacked a deputy in Caldwell County Tuesday.

According to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an incomplete 911 call from a home on Raintree Drive in Hudson.

Deputies reportedly encountered a woman, later identified as 45-year-old Marla Hamby Rich, behaving erratically at the front of the home and trying to use a controlled substance.

A deputy tried to take Rich into custody when officials say she started to resist arrest and assault the deputy.

As this was happening, officials say a large dog attacked the deputy and the deputy fired one shot at the dog to stop the attack.

Additional deputies arrived at the scene and encountered 56-year-old Richard M. Hoffman inside the home. Officials say Hoffman was also non-compliant with the deputies on the scene and taken in to custody for resist, delay and obstruct an officer.

Another person, 34-year-old Jason Richard Horton, was found in the home and taken in to custody related to multiple orders for arrest for failure to appear in court.

Rich was charged with resisting a public officer, assault on a government official and simple possession of Schedule 6 controlled substance.

Hoffman was charged with resist, delay and obstruct an officer.

Horton was served with five orders for arrest for failure to appear in court on charges related to misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen property, damage to personal property, second degree trespassing and traffic related charges. Horton was also charged with resist, delay, and obstruct an officer.

The deputy was treated by Caldwell County EMS at the scene for injuries sustained during the incident.

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