Child Custody Exchange Ends in Assault by Gunshot

In Criminal, Family by GWAO

A child custody exchange in Randleman, NC turned violent Tuesday, when a 59 year old man was shot in the wrist at a local McDonalds the family was using as a neutral exchange spot. The incident occurred in front of the child in question, a seven year old, and her mother. Kyle Martin Jennings, 29, of High Point, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.  Jennings, the seven year old child’s stepfather, allegedly shot the child’s grandfather, David Michael Laughlin, after Laughlin was said to have assaulted Jennings through his car window.  Laughlin has been charged with simple assault.    Child custody agreements, and unfortunately, domestic violence protective orders, are often necessary to protect you and your child from harm.  Jessica Culver, the Family Law Partner at Garrett, Walker and Aycoth, can advise you on all matters relating to custody agreements, protective orders, and even domestic related criminal matters.  She looks forward to protecting your family.