A Southern Pines man faces court charges on Sept. 2 for felonies and may face more charges. Anthony Devlon Lawrence, 26, of Richards Street, is charged with first-degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
At 7:37 p.m. on Aug. 14, members of the Southern Pines Police Department responded to a female’s complaint about an incident in the parking lot on Broad Street.
According to Southern Pines Police Captain Campbell, the female said that her boyfriend had kicked out the windshield of her car and was sitting inside it when the assault escalated, and “the female grabbed a small kitchen knife” from her car. The boyfriend left on foot, and she called for help.
“The female was advised to go to the magistrate and file vandalism or property damages and file for simple assault warrants,” Campbell said.
An hour later, members of the Southern Pines Police Department were called to an incident at a residence on Richards Street by the same female after her home had been broken into.
According to Campbell, the female had “told the boyfriend he was not allowed at the property, and that he used a knife for an assault.”
“He was inadvertently hurt when breaking in and was taken to First Moore Regional Hospital,” Campbell said.
Lawrence was arrested at the scene. He was placed under a $65,000 secured bond and is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Article by Sandhills Sentinel Journalism Intern Stephanie M. Sellers.