ST. PAULS — Five people have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of a 33-year-old St. Pauls man, according to St. Pauls Police Chief Tommy Hagens.
The five are accused of shooting and killing Jermaine Evans during a robbery early Tuesday morning at his home at 304. N. Second St., Hagens said.
Authorities have charged each of the five with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Those charged are Timothy McCormick, 21, of 1251 McPhaul Road, Shannon; Trever David Jones, 26, of 105 Taylor St., Red Springs; Richard Stubbs, 23, of 413 W. Fourth Ave., Red Springs; and 30-year-old Amanda Dawn Locklear and 23-year-old Christina Lynn Chavis, both of 426 N. Second St., St. Pauls. They were all arrested on Wednesday.
According to Hagens, the five stole an undisclosed amount of money from Evans’ home.
“They conspired to rob the boy and when they did, they killed him,” Hagens said.
Hagens said Evans was shot when he stepped outside his house after he heard his roommate arguing with two people in the group.
“When the boy came out of the house, one of them shot him,” he said.
Hagens said Evans, who had a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The shooting occurred at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday. Hagens did not dislcose the type of weapon used or who police believe fired the deadly shot.
Hagens said there were no signs of a fight and does not think that the accused killers knew Evans.
Hagens said all five surrendered to law enforcement officials at the St. Pauls Police Department on Wednesday. They are being held without bond at the Robeson County jail.