Somerset deputies say a North Carolina man threatened a co-worker with a gun during a heated argument at a solar farm construction site in Westover.
Deputies responded to the site on Sign Post Road at 10:39 a.m. Friday for a report of an employee with a handgun, according to a news release.
They learned two employees had gotten into an argument over a work-related matter, the sheriff’s office said, prompting one of the employees, who was later identified as 26-year-old Dequan Hunter, to brandish a loaded 9mm pistol and threaten to shoot his co-worker.
He fled the scene before deputies arrived, but the release shows they located him not long after at a motel in Princess Anne. Hunter was arrested, and a search of his room uncovered a 9mm Glock semi-automatic pistol, four 30-round loaded magazines, a new box of 9mm ammunition and four additional loaded 15-round magazines.
The sheriff’s office said he also damaged the agency’s holding cell door after he was taken into custody.
He has been charged with the following:
- First-degree assault
- Second-degree assault
- Dangerous weapon wear with the intent to injure
- Deadly weapon possession
- Handgun in vehicle
- Transportation of handgun in vehicle
- Illegal possession of a handgun by a prohibited person
- Illegal possession of ammunition by a prohibited person
- Malicious destruction of property
At this time, case records indicate Hunter is being held without bond.
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