Bladenboro teen among 4 charged with first-degreemurder after Lumberton home invasion

By Sarah Willets -


LUMBERTON — Three teenagers are among four people who have been charged in a deadly home invasion in Lumberton on Friday, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident left 27-year-old Kyle Bullard dead and his mother injured at the home they shared on Old Whiteville Road. Law enforcement continue to look for two other people involved in the home invasion.

Mitchell Ryan Shaw, 21, and Dominique Delton Page, 16, both of Lumberton, were arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary and felony conspiracy. On Monday night, Dylan Vance Smith, 16, of Bladenboro, and Austin Duncan, 16, of Currie, were each charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree burglary. They were each jailed without bond at the Robeson County Detention Center.

The home invasion occurred at about 12:15 a.m. Friday. According to the Sheriff’s Office, four masked men entered the home, shot Bullard, and robbed him and his mother of personal items.

Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said it’s still unclear whether Bullard had been targeted or if the attack was random. He said the investigation is ongoing and could yield more charges.

According to Department of Public Safety records, Bullard previously served about two months in prison in Mecklenburg County on 2009 charges of embezzlement. Shaw was placed on probation in 2014 for shoplifting in Robeson County. Records were not available for Shaw, Page and Duncan.

Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-816-1974 or on Twitter @Sarah_Willets.


By Sarah Willets

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