One man shot at cop, other drove with kids in back seat during chase, Holly Springs cops say

Two men were arrested early Saturday after a car chase in which bullets were fired at a Holly Springs police officer and glass from a shot-out back window landed on 1-year-old and 9-month-old children in the car that was fleeing, according to charges against the pair.

Police said events began when an officer tried to make a traffic stop on Sunset Lake Road on Friday night.

The charges say Travis Carl Evans, 38, was driving the car with the two children in the back seat and fled rather than pull over.

Lemuel Darrell Cotton CCBI

During the chase, which ended at Southeast Cary Parkway and Tryon Road, Lemuel Darrell Cotton, a passenger in the car, fired a 9mm handgun through the back window and at the cruiser Officer D.C. Bock was driving, according to arrest warrants.

That sent glass flying, and Cotton was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on both children.

Travis Carl Evans CCBI (4/12/17)

Police also charged Cotton with assaulting a law enforcement officer with a gun, hitting three other cars with bullets, misdemeanor marijuana possession and resisting arrest by running from police after the car stopped..

Evans was charged with felony fleeing to elude police, illegal gun possession because he has a felony record, and two counts of child abuse for speeding with the children in the car.

Cotton was booked with a home address on North Blount Street in Raleigh. Evans was booked with an address an extended-stay hotel on Regency Parkway in Cary.

Cotton was held in lieu of $750,000 bail. Evans was held on $226,000 bail.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT