Crime & Courts

Deputies: Lincoln man pointed rifle at officer

A Lincoln County man pointed a rifle at a sheriff’s deputy last Friday night after authorities answered a call about a domestic dispute, investigators say.

A woman who was with the man is credited with helping point the rifle away from the deputy until they were able to wrestle the suspect to the floor.

Eugene Edwin Goodson Sr., 46, of Lincolnton was arrested on charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, misdemeanor pointing a gun, and misdemeanor resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators said they were called Friday night to deal with a domestic situation at a home in the 2900 block of Lovice Road.

When deputies arrived, they reported hearing screaming coming from inside the residence and two people running to the back of the mobile home. A deputy opened the door and saw the rifle barrel swing in his direction, authorities said.

Investigators said a woman in the mobile home was trying to wrestle the gun away from the man.

Two more deputies entered and ordered the man to drop the gun, but they said he refused. The woman grabbed the man’s hands and pointed the rifle away from the deputies, authorities said.

A short time later, deputies said, they were able to grab the man and disarm him. The suspect, identified as Goodson, was treated at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia and then released to deputies. He was jailed under $20,000 bond.