A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was filling up with gas nearby when someone notified the officer of the assault shortly after midnight.
A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was filling up with gas nearby when someone notified the officer of the assault shortly after midnight. Getty Images/iStockphoto
A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was filling up with gas nearby when someone notified the officer of the assault shortly after midnight. Getty Images/iStockphoto