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DPS names 7 accused of license plate fraud at Travis County tax office

3 arrested, 1 sought after crashing car, pointing gun at good Samaritan


crash in North Carolina ended with a group of men pointing a gun at a good Samaritan in Charlotte, police said.

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Officers said three people are in custody and they are looking for a fourth suspect involved in the wreck, which happened around 2:30 a.m.

Police said the suspects in the car jumped out and ran after the vehicle flipped into a ditch.

A witness told investigators she stopped to help but that one of the suspects pulled a gun on her but didn’t pull the trigger.

Three men were taken into custody a block away from the crash. Two of the men were taken to the hospital and the third was placed in police custody.

No names have been released.


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