Marcos Hermenegildo Castillo 23, of Mount Airy.

Marcos Hermenegildo Castillo 23, of Mount Airy.

A Mount Airy man was arrested after threatening two people with a gun and fleeing arrest, according to Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell.

On Sunday, deputies charged Marcos Hermenegildo Castillo with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, misdemeanor resisting a public officer and two counts of misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun.

Deputies responded to a report on Sunday of a person pointing a gun at two people at a local rodeo, the release states. Deputies tried to speak with the suspect, later identified as Castillo, in his vehicle, but he ignored law enforcement and fled, the release stated.

Campbell said that Castillo fled toward the area of Redemption Road in Statesville and drove his vehicle off the roadway, crashed through a fence and rolled over a tree before stopping. The suspect then fled on foot.

Deputies and K9 partners tracked the suspect to the bottom of the field where Castillo was uncooperative and refused to obey commands, according to the release.

Deputies were able to safely arrest Castillo and transported him to Iredell Memorial Hospital to be checked for injuries, Campbell stated.

Magistrates issued Castillo, 23, a $75,000 secured bond for those charges.

The release stated that Castillo has a criminal history involving possession of marijuana, driving while license revoked, reckless driving, hit and run and property damage.

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