A Laurel Hill man has been charged in a shooting last month in Laurinburg in which he and another man were injured.
On April 21, Larry Douglas, 32, of Clio, S.C. and Phillip John Graham, 24, of Laurel Hill, were involved in an altercation at 303 R. Graham Street. Graham was treated at Scotland Memorial Hospital and immediately released.
At the time of the shooting, police say that illegal drugs were found on Graham and he was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver ecstasy, possession with the intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed in the Scotland County jail under a $10,000 bond.
According to Lt. Cliff Sessoms of the Laurinburg Police Department, Graham and Douglas provided conflicting accounts of the incident at that time. Douglas has since been released from medical care.
Following an investigation, police brought more charges against Graham on Friday. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was placed in the Scotland County Jail under a $75,000 bond.
“The drug charges were a result of officers responding and locating the drugs the charges today are a result of the incident itself,” Sessoms said.
No charges are pending against Douglas at this time, though authorities would not say to what extent Graham was at fault for the disagreement or why the two opened fire.
“We believe that Graham was the one that produced the weapons,” said Sessoms.