Three arrested in connection with a theft ring and murder

January 3, 2008 3:06:35 PM PST
Cumberland County Sheriff's Detectives have arrested two suspects wanted in connection with a theft ring in Fayetteville and a 2007 homicide in Robeson County.

Detectives say the suspects took them to a home at 2524 Penny Drive, Fayetteville and claimed to be the owners of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and guns that had been reported stolen. An investigation determined the suspects were responsible for the thefts and are also wanted in connection with a home invasion that resulted in the death of a Pembroke man.

Anthony Edric Pinkston, 29, of 20203 Lee Lane, Laurinburg and his accomplice 40-year old Loretta Lynn Goins of 3623 Shem Creek Drive, Fayetteville are wanted in Robeson County for the shotgun slaying of 57 year old Andy Oxendine. Oxendine was killed during a home invasion on Philadelphus Road in Pembroke on December 7, 2007. Both suspects will be returned to Robeson County to face murder charges.

Meanwhile, Pinkston is charged with his role in the theft ring here in Cumberland County. He is charged with larceny, breaking and entering, possession of a firearm by a felon, felony conspiracy, possession of stolen property and one count of safecracking.

Goins is charged with larceny, breaking and entering, and felony conspiracy, possession of stolen property and one count of safecracking.

Also charged in connection with the theft ring is 55 year old Margaret Tyler, the owner of the home at 2524 Penny Drive. She is charged with possession of stolen property after allowing the items to be stored in her house.

First court appearances are pending for Pinkston and Goins. Tyler made a first court appearance today in Cumberland County.


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