Man Shot in Hostage Situation

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MACON COUNTY, NC -- Halloween night, a man allegedly held his girlfriend and child hostage.


There was a 911 call Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.  After officers arrived, people gave told them that inside of the home, Joseph Lee Baley, 28, had his child age 1 and girlfriend, the child's mother hostage. Baley allegedly barricaded in a bedroom and had a 12 guage shotgun.

While law enforcement were talking to the suspect by loudspeaker, the mother was able to get the shotgun and shot the suspect once in the face. She was then able to escape the house, carrying her child.

Baley was air lifted to Mission Hospital in Asheville, he remains in the hospital.

Charges are pending while the investigation continues.


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