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Deputies: Armed, dangerous Waynesville man sought after Canton shooting

Photo: Haywood County Sheriff's Office

After a shooting Saturday in Canton, Haywood County deputies have charged a Waynesville man with assault, and call the man armed and dangerous.

A warrant for Possession of Firearm by a Felon and Assault With a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury was issued for John Williamson, 27, of Waynesville.

Deputies say Williamson is considered armed and dangerous, and the public should not approach him. If you see John Williamson, call 911.

On Saturday, December 23, 2017 at approximately 3:20 p.m., the Haywood County Emergency Operations Center received a call about a shooting just outside the Canton town limits.

Deputies arrived on the scene and found that a Canton man had been shot.

The man was transported to a local medical facility. His condition is not known at this time.


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