Man charged in four attempted murders

By Abby Hackmann - [email protected]

James Williamson

LAURINBURG —A man wanted for attempted murder by Maxton authorities was arrested this week by Scotland County sheriff’s deputies.

James Williamson, 20, of 401 Midland Way, was charged with four counts of attempted murder, four counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle, and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflicting serious injury, according to a sheriff’s report.

Authorities were unable to give out information regarding his case.

“All we know is we were in support of Maxton police in locating him,” said Scotland County Public Information Officer Mitch Johnson. “We came in as a support and never had the initial case, that was with the Maxton Police Department.”

He was also arrested for felony possession of cocaine, carrying a concealed gun and threatening phone calls, according to authorities.

Williamson was placed in Scotland County Detention Center under no bond.

He is wanted by Maxton Police and will be transported there, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

James Williamson Williamson

By Abby Hackmann

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Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.

Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.

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