NC Walmart evacuated after man spotted with gun

Walmart store sign (Photo: Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0)

WILKESBORO, NC (WSOC) — A Walmart in Wilkesboro was evacuated after police said they followed a man with a gun inside Saturday evening.

Jimmy Roger Minton, 29, was charged with multiple counts of assault, larceny, possession of stolen goods, resisting, obstructing and delaying a public officer and communicating threats.

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Police said they were called at 7:30 p.m. to the Walmart parking lot off of Highway 421 in Wilkesboro because of a disturbance between two people and was told one might have a weapon.

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