In a story published in Sunday’s Hickory Daily Record, Cyle Emke, the son of Chad James Emke, who’s charged with shooting a Lenoir man outside the Caldwell County Courthouse on July 12th, says his father was defending himself and his 10-year old son.
Cyle Emke said his dad told him Webb was with another man, and the two men were hitting the windows of Emke’s vehicle while it was parked outside the courthouse. Chad Emke was in the vehicle with his 10-year-old son. “My dad saw the other guy come around to the door where his son was at,” Cyle Emke said. “That’s when my dad shot Travis, and the other guy took off running.”
Chad Emke is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury. His bond was set at $500,000. Cyle Emke said he and his family are working with lawyers to have the bond reduced
Chad Emke was also charged with child endangerment in relation to the juvenile being in the vehicle at the time of the shooting.
The victim of the shooting, Travis Webb is listed in stable condition at a regional medical facility.
Hickory Daily Record contributed to this article
Photo: Lenoir Police