James Smith, an escaped convict, used a pair of needle nosed pliers against the throat of a deputy who was transporting him from one facility in Alexander County to a facility in Watauga County when he made his escape. He stole a car after which he was spotted in Virginia. The convict stopped the car to escape on foot when he was bitten by a Copperhead Snake.*
Aint Karma a bitch?
* My account is different from the story as posted. It hasn’t been updated on the WLOS website yet, but I got the happy ending from their televised newscast.