LAURINBURG — A 23-year-old Laurinburg woman is being held in the Scotland County jail without bond for stabbing her father to death, authorities say.
Ashley Marie Walters, of 15300 Cooper St., was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Robert Earl Walters Sr., 45, of Johns Mill Road, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Jamie Laviner.
Laviner said Walters called the Laurinburg Police Department to report that she had “been in a fight with her father” on the side of Stewartsville Cemetery Road “and was not sure if he was injured.”
Authorities found Robert Walters lying dead on the side of that road, Laviner said. Walters was jailed at 8:35 a.m.
Laviner said Walters had appeared to have been stabbed with a knife, but that his cause of death would be confirmed with an autopsy.
Walters and his daughter had reportedly gotten into an altercation on their way back from an event.
Sheriff Shep Jones could not immediately be reached for additional information. The Laurinburg Exchange will update this story as information becomes available.