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Deputies: Taser used on fugitive



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Deputies said they were forced to use a stun gun on a man accused of breaking into an area outbuilding after he escaped his handcuffs and refused to halt for officers.

Deputies said they apprehended Daniel James Tench, 24, of 164 Del Mar Road in Lincolnton after a witness told them that he spotted someone breaking into a neighbor’s outbuilding around 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the 2900 block of Loviee Road in Lincolnton, east of Maiden Highway.

Tench removed his handcuffs and fled down West Main Street while at the Magistrate’s Office with deputies, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies spotted him in an alley near the Lincolnton Fire Department and commanded him to stop.

After Tench refused to comply, a report said, Deputy Mike Allred discharged his Taser at the suspect.

The suspect faces one felony count each of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods along with one count of misdemeanor larceny and escape from a county or city confinement facility, according to the jail website.

Tench remains behind bars under a $22,000 secured bond.

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