A Waynesville man was charged with a felony after allegedly pulling a knife on a deputy attempting to serve an arrest warrant.

On March 19, a deputy came to take Edward Dewayne Gregory, 34, into custody due to his failure to appear for a number of pending charges, including several larceny and possession of stolen property charges. Court documents allege that’s when Gregory assaulted the deputy by “pulling a knife on the deputy and confronting the deputy with the knife.”

For that, Gregory was charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and one count of resisting a public official, a misdemeanor.

Gregory, who also has a pending habitual felon charge, is no stranger to law enforcement. Over the years, he has been hit with numerous charges, including larcenies, habitual breaking and entering, trespassing, communicating threats, resisting public officials and ethnic intimidation.

Gregory is currently being held on $30,000, and is set to appear in court on April 7.

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