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It'll be steak & lobster with the gov for wounded trooper

The state trooper who was shot during a traffic stop in Durham will be joining Gov. Pat McCrory and his wife for a steak and lobster dinner at the mansion, the governor said Thursday.

McCrory invited Trooper Michael Potts and his family to dinner as a way of saying thanks for his service. McCrory made the remarks during a swearing-in ceremony for new State Highway Patrol leaders at the State Capitol.

Potts was shot in the face, shoulder and both hands when he pulled over a car last month. A Vermont man, Mikel Brady II, was captured and is in jail. Police said they found what appeared to be bomb-making materials and a map showing the locations of police, fire and emergency medical services in Durham when they searched the apartment where Brady had been staying with his girlfriend.

Potts is expected to fully recover and return to duty.

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