Crime report


LAURINBURG — Two shootings with non-lifethreatening injuries are under investigation by the Laurinburg Police Department.

According to Capt. Terry Chavis, a shooting was reported to have occurred at 920 Geneva St. just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Chavis identified the victim as Chico Johnson, 37, of McGirth’s Bridge Road who was shot in the leg. A friend drove him to Scotland Memorial Hospital. Johnson told police he was walking near Delcuca Street when he heard shots and was then hit.

In a separate shooting, Dyrek McDonald, 19, of South Austin Street, Laurinburg, told officers that he was struck in the left arm while walking down McGirth’s Bridge Road. It is unclear when taht shooting occured, but McDonald arrived at the hospital around 9 a.m. Wednesday.

A bullet also hit an air conditioning unit outside a nearby house on Queensdale Street, Chavis said. Damage was estimated at about $3,600.

Armed robbery

LAURINBURG — Police are investigating an armed robbery at Wendy’s, 1650 S. Main Street, that occurred just after midnight on Wednesday. A man drove to the drive-through window, demanded cash and fired a gun in the building when the employee ran. There were no injuries but the cash register was damaged.

Auto burglaries

LAURINBURG — Attempted auto break ins are continuing, according to Capt. Cliff Sessoms, who said on Thursday that over the last two days, three auto break ins have occurred on Shaw Road; and another on Lake Drive. Most vehicle owners reported they did not see anything missing except for one on Lake Drive where a GPS unit was stolen. All vehicles had been left unlocked.

Jury duty scam

LAURINBURG — Two Laurinburg women have been charged on fugitive warrants from Montgomery County, Va., according to police.

They are accused of calling people in Montgomery County and telling them they were with that county’s sheriff’s office and were collecting fines for missing jury duty. The women then took credit card payments over the phone from the victims, according to police.

Shanitta Giles, 31, of Creedle Street, and Kierra Freeman, 29, of Grand Street were each charged with obtaining money by false pretense. Each were held at the Scotland County jail on a $30,000 secured bond.

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