Ex-Walmart employee slams car through store
6th April 2021

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A former Walmart employee from North Carolina is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after driving a car into his former workplace, according to police.   

Walmart store on Thunder Road in Concord, North Carolina
(Concord Police Department)

Lacy Gentry, 32, was arrested Friday after driving his 2015 Volkswagon Passat into the store in Concord, “causing substantial damage and endangering others,” the Concord Police Department said in a release. 

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Police said they received a 911 call just before 6 a.m. alerting them that someone had driven a vehicle through the front entrance of the store and continued to drive through the facility. 

Walmart store on Thunder Road in Concord, North Carolina
(Concord Police Department)

Eventually, officers were able to get Gentry to stop and arrested him on the scene. 

Gentry had already caused “considerable damage,” according to the department, which posted several images of the damage he caused. 

Police are still unsure of Gentry’s motive.

Walmart store on Thunder Road in Concord, North Carolina
(Concord Police Department)

“At this point in the investigation, it has only been determined that Gentry was a former employee,” police said, adding that “no other motive has been made apparent.” 

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. 

Walmart store on Thunder Road in Concord, North Carolina
(Concord Police Department)

Gentry is facing two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony breaking and entering and two misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon and other charges relating to the damage of property. 

Gentry was also served with outstanding warrants prior to the incident, according to police. 

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He is currently being held in jail on a $100,000 bond. 

The local Concord location deferred comment to Walmart’s corporate office. Representatives for Walmart did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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