Granite Falls Man In Jail After Fleeing Murder Scene

HICKORY, NC– A Granite Falls man is in jail with no bond after fleeing the scene.
22-year-old Eric Yount is charged with the murder of and attempted murder.

Authorities say both Rochelle Lail and cody watts worked at the McDonald’s on U.S. 321.

Investigators say the three got into an argument and yount allegedly shot and killed Lail, then began shooting into Watts’ truck, hitting him several times.

Lail died at the scene, and Watts is currently in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.