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Police: Recently-fired employee crashed through front doors, drove inside Walmart in Concord, N.C.

Lacy Cordell Gentry
Lacy Cordell Gentry(Concord Police Department | Concord Police Department)
Updated: Apr. 2, 2021 at 5:37 PM CDT
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CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was taken into custody after police say a vehicle was driven a Walmart in Concord Friday morning.

The incident happened around 6 a.m. at the Walmart on Thunder Road. Police said the man, later identified as 32-year-old Lacy Cordell Gentry, was a former employee who was recently fired.

The Concord Police Department has charged the man responsible for driving his vehicle into the Wal-Mart located at 5825...

Posted by City of Concord, NC - Police Department on Friday, April 2, 2021

Officials say Gentry drove his car into the store, then continued to drive inside the store, causing massive damage. He was allegedly still operating the vehicle when officers arrived.

At the scene, it appeared the vehicle went right into the front doors of the store, causing damage to the outside and inside of the building.

Police said that luckily no employees or officers were injured.

Gentry was arrested at the scene and charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony breaking and entering, two misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon and other charges relating to property damage.

Gentry is currently in the Cabarrus County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

No other information about the incident has been released.

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