The Moore County Sheriff's Office has discontinued the ground search for the two black males wanted for shooting at an Albemarle police officer.
Deputies and other law enforcement officers searched a wooded area on the south side of NC Highway 24 approximately 3 miles west of Carthage on Sunday. Deputies searched on foot with the assistance of the Highway Patrol helicopter, drones and a bloodhound from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office but were unable to locate the two suspects.
Deputies tracked the suspects from NC Highway 24, where they abandoned their car, to a location on the Bethlehem Church Road where deputies found evidence believed to have been dropped by the suspects.
Deputies believe that the two suspects have been picked up and transported out of the area, however residents in the Carthage area are still encourage to report suspicious activity to the Sheriff's Office by calling 911.
The Moore County Sheriff's Office will continue to assist the Albemarle Police Department with this investigation.