Around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Fredrick Lawrence McPhatter, 21, of 419 East Covington St. approached Joshia Locklear outside of McDonald’s while Locklear was on his break, shooting near his head and causing minor injury to his right eye, said Lt. Marc Godwin of the Laurinburg Police Department.
Locklear handed over his phone and wallet, at which point McPhatter fled on a bicycle, according to police.
McPhatter was located shortly afterward, travelling across Johns Road. He was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and discharging a firearm in the city limits. He was placed under a $40,000 secured bond.