Police ID masked gunman in Fayetteville hotel assault and shooting

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WNCN) – Police say a ski-mask wearing robber, now identified as a Parkton man, busted into a Fayetteville hotel room just after 4 a.m. Friday and pistol-whipped and shot a guest.

The suspect in a photo from Fayetteville police.

The incident happened at the Roadway Inn at 1957 Cedar Creek Road, police said.

Farron Peter Tilly, 38, of the 200 block of West First Street in Parkton, who was spotted on surveillance video without the mask, broke a window to the victim’s room to get inside and once inside, he demanded money, according to authorities.

“The suspect struck the male victim in the head with a handgun and then shot him in the upper leg, when he did not immediately comply with the suspect’s demands,” police wrote in a release. “A female guest in the room was unharmed.”

Tilley in a photo from Fayetteville police.

The victim is in serious condition at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, but his injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

“The investigation has indicated this was not a random incident,” police wrote, though they declined to elaborate on that statement.

Tilly is charged with charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Felony Possession of Stolen Goods, Felony Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury, and Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

Police say Tilly is considered armed and dangerous and encourage his family and friends to have him turn himself in and anyone with information concerning his whereabouts to contact law enforcement immediately.


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