A Clyde man has been released from the Haywood County Detention Center after being arrested for shooting at a woman.

The alleged incident on June 1, in the area of the intersection of Old Clyde Road and N.C. 209, when Christopher Jessup, 34, was in an argument with the woman.

According to court documents, the two were “sitting in parking lot in verbal argument” when he “kicked or kneed the passenger door,” and then after driving to a red light, “he threw a metal handle, hitting the driver’s side door.”

It is alleged, that the vehicle, a 2007 Kia Optima, had over $200 in damages.

But the story gets worse. Jessup’s warrant for arrest reads that Jessup did “willfully and feloniously discharge a black .22 revolver, a firearm,” into the vehicle.

Following his arrest, Jessup was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, damage to personal property and discharging a firearm into an occupied space.

Jessup has had several brushes with law enforcement before, having faced prior charges that include a hit and run, larceny, multiple assaults, resisting a public officer, a DWI, breaking or entering and attempted malicious conduct by a prisoner.

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