Felon arrested for gunfire at Laurinburg Burger King

By: Scott Witten - Editor
Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange A police car blocks the entrance to the Burger King.

LAURINBURG — Police have arrested a Laurinburg woman for firing a gun Tuesday in the parking lot of Burger King on Main Street.

Vickie Griffin Hester, 43, of the Highland Village area, was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, according to Laurinburg Police Chief Darwin “Duke” Williams.

The incident began with two women arguing outside of the fast food restaurant. Witnesses say both women were in their cars and after several shots were fired, the women drove away.

No one was injured, but a bullet struck a glass door and a flat screen TV inside the restaurant. The shots were fired at about 3:20 p.m.

Williams has not released the name of the other women involved in the incident.

“I would like to thank the community for helping up resolve this case,” Williams said. “I was through witness and the investigation that lead us to the folks involved. I also want to thank Maxton Police Chief Tammy Deese and her staff for their assistance.”

Hester was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, discharging firearm in an occupied property, discharging firearm in from an enclosure, discharging a firearm in the city limits, going armed to the terror of the public, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and injury to real property.

She was jailed under a $50,000 bond.

Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange A police car blocks the entrance to the Burger King.
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Scott Witten

Editor

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