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A Newton man was arrested as part of a duo who stole a vehicle and fired shots at police officers in Hickory on Tuesday.
James Brandon Smith, 34, of 21 Phoenix Dr. in Newton, and Erin Olivia Shell, 34, of 7799 Piney Mt. Street in Hickory were identified as the suspects shown in a surveillance video.
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