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NC judge accused of nearly hitting protester with SUV

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Published: May. 16, 2021 at 8:31 PM EDT
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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A woman has formally accused a North Carolina appeals court judge of nearly striking Black Lives Matter protesters in downtown Fayetteville last month with an SUV.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Friday that a criminal court summons orders Court of Appeals Judge John Tyson to appear in a courtroom next month to answer a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

A protester says she and another protester had to jump out of the way to avoid Tyson’s vehicle May 7.

Tyson told the newspaper he wouldn’t make a statement but would rely on information from 911 logs.

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