A man and woman were arrested and charged Monday after getting into an argument in which the woman pulled a gun inside a business when she was reportedly pushed.
The disagreement between Marvin Adams, 46, and Alice Griffin, 49, both of Roanoke Rapids, occurred inside a business in the 100 block of Becker Driver, according to city police Chief Bobby Martin.
Adams and Griffin did not know one another, Martin said.
Officers responded shortly before 12:15 p.m. after receiving a call of a person inside the business with a gun and that there had been a disturbance.
Martin said it was not clear what caused the disagreement between the two but during the argument Adams reportedly pushed Griffin. The woman then reportedly drew a gun and pointed it at the man.
Responding officers noted the business had a sign posted which said firearms were prohibited.
Both were taken before a magistrate who charged Adams with assault on a female and Griffin with carrying a concealed weapon.
Martin said the carrying a concealed weapon count against Griffin was lodged because it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon without a permit and that if a business has a sign posted saying no weapons are allowed inside then the person who is carrying a weapon must heed that notice.
Both received $750 bonds and were scheduled to appear in Halifax County District Court today.