1 killed, 1 injured in Cumberland County dispute, suspect in custody

Monique John Image
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
1 killed, 1 injured in Cumberland Co. dispute, suspect in custody
Crews were also called to the scene as the home where the dispute took place caught fire.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- One person is in custody after a deadly shooting in Cumberland County that also injured another person.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office responded to calls about shots fired and a fire at a home just after 11 a.m. in the 1900 block of Evans Dairy Road. The sheriff's office said when deputies arrived shots were still being fired.

One person was injured and was taken by helicopter to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, deputies said.

On Tuesday, the sheriff's office identified the man who was shot and killed as Richard Yarborough, 69, of Fayetteville.

The sheriff's office also said a search was conducted to find the suspect who is now in custody.

Matias Matthew Bagby
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

On Monday evening, the sheriff's office identified the suspect as Matias Matthew Bagby, 45, of Fayetteville.

Bagby was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling and breaking and entering with intent to terrorize.

Fire crews were also called to the scene because of a home being destroyed by flames.

Chopper 11 captured the remnants of the house.

Friends of Yarborough told ABC11 that the shooting stemmed from a landlord and tenant dispute.

There is no threat to the public.

Bagby was taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center and is being held on a denied bond. His first appearance is set for Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.