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Cleveland County man accused of shooting at car his girlfriend was in

A Cleveland County man has been accused of shooting a handgun at a car his girlfriend was in.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Mickey Gene Mellon, 46, of Lawndale, was arrested Tuesday and charged with discharging a firearm into occupied property and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Deputies were first dispatched when calls came in Saturday that a Jeep Cherokee was driving down Hulls Grove Church Road in Lincoln County with a gold van chasing it. The sheriff’s office later got three calls saying shots were fired between Highway 27 and the Catawba County line.

Deputies checked but couldn’t find anything. Later, they heard a Jeep Cherokee crashed on Zonnie Schronce Road. They didn’t see any signs of gunshots, the sheriff’s office said.

A detective investigated further and determined Mellon had fired at the Cherokee while his girlfriend and another women were in it, the sheriff’s office said.

Detectives later searched Mellon’s home and found a handgun, the sheriff’s office said.

Dunn: 704-358-5235; Twitter: @andrew_dunn
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