Fayetteville man spat on employee, threatened another with a gun in Walmart, police say

Cumberland County News

Michael Godwin (Fayetteville Police Department)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville man is facing multiple charges following a reported verbal disturbance and assault at a Walmart Vision Center, police said.

Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the Vision Center within the Walmart located at 4601 Ramsey St. on Monday in reference to a reported verbal disturbance.

When the officers arrived, the suspect had fled the scene.

Michael Godwin, 41, was arrested later that day after he was accused of assaulting a manager and spitting in her face after she asked him to leave for threatening another store employee with a handgun, documents show. He then entered the vision center after being told not to by the store manager, which resulted in a second-degree trespassing charge, police said.

Godwin was charged with second-degree trespass and assault on a female.

He was also issued a criminal summons for communicating threats against the store employee.

According to the summons, “The threat was communicated…while engaged in an argument with victim and her employer, stating, ‘I have a weapon…I’m carrying and with her attitude it is going to get messy’…pointed his finger at the victim and placed his other hand on a holstered handgun.”

His court date for the charges and summons is scheduled for Aug. 5 at the Cumberland County Courthouse.

All charges are misdemeanors and he has since been released on a $2,000 unsecured bond, police said.

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