VIDEO: North Carolina Deputy Shot, Suspect in Custody

A Cleveland County, NC, sheriff's deputy was shot in the face Tuesday night responding to a call about a man wanted on numerous probation and parole violations, authorities say. A suspect is in custody.

Deputy Tim Sims was airlifted to a hospital where he is recovering.

Authorities say Sims was shot when he responded to a call about Dakota Gage Greene. Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman said during a confrontation, Greene pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot Sims in the face and thigh.

Investigators were able to use the deputy’s dashcam video to identify Greene, whom they arrested a few hours later more than 50 miles away in Harrisburg, WSOC reports.

Greene was charged with first-degree attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He made his first appearance on Wednesday morning and had his bond set at $2 million.

Sims' wife is pregnant with twins. Norman said his deputy faces a long road to recovery.

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