Kernersville man pleads guilty to shooting TVs at Walmart

Justin Ross Murphy, 20, of Old Hollow Road.

Justin Ross Murphy, 20, of Old Hollow Road.

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Kernersville man pleaded guilty to firing a gun into two flat-screen TVs and a wall at a Walmart in Forsyth County last year.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Justin Ross Murphy, 20, of Old Hollow Road, pleaded guilty Dec. 21 in Forsyth District Court to injury to personal property, carrying a concealed weapon and going around to the terror of people.

Judge Lisa Menefee of Forsyth District Court gave Murphy a suspended jail sentence of 45 days and placed him on supervised probation for 18 months. Murphy was also ordered to pay a total of $4,746 in restitution, attorney fees and court costs.

Court records indicated that a charge of discharging weapon in occupied property was voluntarily dismissed.

Authorities say the incident occurred around 11:22 p.m. Oct. 29 at the South Main Street location in Kernersville. About 20 people were reportedly in the store when Murphy fired shots.

An arrest warrant said that Murphy fired a 50-caliber Desert Eagle gun into two flat-screen televisions and a wall.

Source: The Winston-Salem Journal.

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