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Fort Bragg soldier banned from weapons as he awaits trial after mall scare

Posted July 23, 2015 11:29 a.m. EDT
Updated July 23, 2015 11:48 a.m. EDT

— The 25-year-old Army sergeant who panicked shoppers at Cross Creek Mall en route to a photo shoot won't be allowed to handle or have weapons of any type other than those he uses at work, a judge said Thursday.

Bryan Scott Wolfinger was outfitted for the shoot in military gear, complete with an AR-15 assault rifle, when he was arrested at Fayetteville's Cross Creek Mall July 1. He is charged with going armed to the terror of the public.

District Court Judge Lou Olivera imposed the weapons ban Thursday during a hearing in which he also delayed Wolfinger's trial.

Wolfinger's attorney, David Courie, said his client has been cooperating with authorities and regrets the panic he caused.