At approximately 5 pm Thursday Haywood County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Bio Dome Road In the Hemphill Community after a concerned neighbor called 911 reporting a man outside the residence was shooting a gun multiple times and behaving in an erratic manner. Shortly after this call, another came into the 911 center stating numerous rounds had been fired.
Because of the potential danger to law enforcement officers responding to the incident, the Haywood County Sheriffs Office requested assistance from the Jackson County Sheriffs Office for use of their Bearcat vehicle. The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office SRT Team assisted by the Waynesville Police Department took Kyle Byrd into custody.
Byrd 52 of Waynesville Will be charged with : Intoxicated and disruptive, going armed to the terror of the public and Felony Assault by pointing a firearm at a government official.
At 6 p.m, Haywood County residents received an emergency alert through the cellular network asking them to stay in their homes and shelter in place.