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Two charged, 1 injured in failed robbery attempt

By Sarah Willets swillets@civitasmedia.com

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LUMBERTON —Two Lumberton men were arrested Tuesday night following a shooting and attempted robbery in which a third person was hit but not seriously injured, according to Lumberton police.


Travis Emanuel Johnson flagged down a Lumberton police officer in front of Super Suds car wash on Elizabethtown Road just before 8 p.m. and said he had been shot, according to a police report. Johnson, 30, lives on Elizabethtown Road.


Justin Bodiford, 22, and Jacob Webb, 22, are each charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit to commit robbery, according to Lumberton police Lt. Harold Jackson. Jackson said it appears the pair tried to rob Johnson.


Bodiford, who lives on Barber Shop Road, is also charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, Jackson said.


According to Maj. Tommy Barnes, Johnson was hit but his injuries were not life-threatening.


Bodiford is being held at the Robeson County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond. Webb, who lives on East 10th Street, is being held under a $75,000 bond.

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