Wake Forest Man Faces Felony Charges for Assault and Firearm Theft

Sylva, North Carolina – A man from Wake Forest is currently facing felony charges in Sylva and awaiting extradition to another state following an alleged violent attack. Edwin Emery Scott, aged 43, was arrested on charges including assault by strangulation, larceny of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The incident, which took place on June 8th, resulted in the victim being assaulted by Scott by grabbing them around the throat and neck area. Scott also allegedly threatened to kill the victim during the attack. In addition to the assault, Scott is accused of taking the victim’s handgun, a Glock 26 9mm.

Scott’s criminal history includes prior felony convictions in North Carolina, including a previous conviction for common law robbery in 2007. He has served a significant amount of time in prison for various offenses, including breaking and entering, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, assault, and larceny. Scott’s extensive criminal record also includes offenses in multiple counties and a parole violation wanted by U.S. Marshals in Pennsylvania.

If convicted of the recent charges, Scott could face additional prison time. Each felony charge carries a different punishment upon conviction, with assault by strangulation carrying a penalty of up to 39 months imprisonment, larceny of a firearm carrying a penalty of four to 24 months, and possession of a firearm by a felon carrying a penalty of 12 to 26 months.

Scott was booked into the Jackson County Detention Center but was no longer listed on the roster as of Tuesday morning. The case continues to develop as authorities investigate the circumstances surrounding the alleged attack and the extradition process to the other state.