Suspect arrested after SWAT situation shut down Gaston County road

Multiple law enforcement agencies were at the area of East Street and Lowell Road Friday afternoon.
Sources tell us someone tried to stab a law enforcement officer.
Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT
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RANLO, N.C. (WBTV) - A SWAT situation was underway on Friday in the Town of Ranlo in Gaston County after a man attempted to stab officers who were in the process of serving a warrant.

Officers from the Ranlo Police Department arrived at the residence on East Street near Lowell Road at approximately noon and knocked on the door.

After police knocked on the door, Dewey Lee Case, 47, began speaking with officers through a window near the porch. He then opened the door and began speaking with officers there.

When they tried to arrest Case, he went back into the home and pulled out a large knife and attempted to stab officers. No officers were injured.

Case fled back inside and refused to open the door.

Police began negotiating with him and urged him to surrender. Initial attempts to negotiate were not successful and Ranlo Police requested assistance from other local law enforcement agencies.

Ranlo Police and a regional SWAT team were able to take Case into custody at approximately 4 p.m. without incident.

Case was transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center for an evaluation. After he is released, Case will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, and resist, delay and obstruct.

During the time of negotiations, Lowell Road had been blocked by officers and they recommended the public avoid the area.

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