The man who drove his SUV into a Gaston County restaurant and 2 people, including a sheriff’s deputy, has just pleaded guilty to 2 counts of 2nd-degree murder.
The incident occurred on May 20th, 2018 when Roger Self and his family were eating at Surf and Turf Lodge on North 14th Street in Bessemer City. According to witnesses, Self suddenly got up from his table, left the restaurant, then drove his SUV directly into the front of the restaurant.
The crash resulted in the death of Roger’s daughter, Katelyn Self (a Gaston County Sherriff’s Deputy), and his daughter-in-law, Amanda Self. According to the CMPD, the incident was likely originated from a domestic dispute.
Roger Self enters guilty plea.
Before Roger is taken back, he yells back at his family “I love you, you’re my hero!” @WBTV_News
Sentencing will be at a later hearing, at a later date. https://t.co/PU5onROYKl
— Chandler Morgan (@Chandler_TV) January 25, 2021
Before Roger was removed from the courtroom, he shouted to his family, “I love you, you’re my hero.”
Roger’s punishment has yet to be determined.