Carter County man in custody after standoff

Published 9:25 pm Monday, October 17, 2022

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A Carter County man is in police custody following a standoff with law enforcement Monday evening.
Around 6:15 pm, deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office responded to Massey Street in the Biltmore community after a 911 caller reported seeing a man shooting a gun at a neighbor’s home.
“When officers arrived, they saw a male subject running inside a residence and a standoff ensued,” Carter County Sheriff Mike Fraley said. “It lasted about an hour and the male subject ended up coming out voluntarily.”
The man, who was identified as Dennis Maze, of Massey Street, was arrested and transported to the Carter County Detention Center.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
The incident remains under investigation and charges are pending. Additional information, including details on the charges placed, will be announced as it becomes available.

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