Argument at Traffic Circle Leads to Arrest
A Fayetteville man has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious injury after police say he attacked another man after the two got in an argument in a car near the Traffic Circle Monday afternoon.
"It was chaos," said Pinehurst Police Sgt. Tina Sheppard.
John Franklin Thompson Jr., 38, was charged after he attacked another man, James Dale Hardy III, 33, of Fayetteville. The two men were arguing in a vehicle, when the car was stopped, the two men got out. Hardy then punched Thompson, police said, which led to the assault.
Hardy was charged with affray.
The two men were riding in the car with two females. The foursome was headed back home to Fayetteville after one of the women had just had eye surgery. The other woman was driving the vehicle. Thompson was in the front seat and Hardy in the rear.
An argument began over whether or not the group should stop at a pharmacy to get medication, police said.
Both men and one woman were taken to FirstHealth Moore Regional.
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