Sylva man shoots father before peaceful surrender, deputies say

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JACKSON Co., N.C. (WSPA) — A Sylva man is accused of shooting his father before surrendering to deputies.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a shooting on Begonia Lane around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies found a man shot and say the suspect, identified as the victim’s son, had fled with a rifle into a wooded area.

Deputies responded to the scene with an armored vehicle and communicated with the suspect via a loudspeaker.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect, 20-year-old Daniel Ray Hoyle, peacefully surrendered.

Hoyle’s father was taken to Mission Hospital with a single gunshot wound not believed to be life threatening.

Daniel Hoyle has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Hoyle is in the Jackson County jail under $50,000 secure bond. 

Correction: The sheriff’s office initially said the shooting happened Wednesday. They say it occurred at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.

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