REPORT: Man arrested after threatening customers with pellet gun at Walmart
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Police in North Carolina say no shots were fired and nobody was hurt when a man with a pellet gun threatened customers inside a Walmart.
Wilkesboro Police Capt. Jason Delbert told news outlets that officers arrested 29-year-old Jimmy Roger Minton on Saturday. Minton’s mother called first, reporting a dispute involving a knife in the parking lot.
The article goes on to state the following:
Delbert said the white man then ran into a sporting goods store and pointed the lookalike gun at an officer before escaping into the Walmart.
The report states that chased a few people around and pointed his gun at them before going into the bathroom where he surrendered to police without incident. They discovered his weapon was simply a pellet gun.
— WXII 12 News (@WXII) August 11, 2019
A Wilkesboro man who was armed and entered a local Walmart causing panic on Saturday was arrested, police say. https://t.co/WD9GoWHAu8
— FOX 46 Charlotte (@FOX46News) August 11, 2019
Law enforcement officers took a man armed with a handgun into custody after finding him in a bathroom at Walmart on U.S. 421 West in Wilkesboro Saturday night, said Capt. Jason Delbert of the Wilkesboro Police Department. https://t.co/D7MFdRdBHH
— Journal-Patriot (@journalpatriot) August 11, 2019
BREAKING: Gunman reported at Wilkes County Walmart. We are hearing that there are NO INJURIES from witnesses.https://t.co/wF9gZR6PVu
— Spectrum News CLT (@SpecNewsCLT) August 11, 2019
— Abc News Breakin (@AbcBreakin) August 12, 2019
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