Man charged in Southern Pines murder

BySteve Vargha WTVD logo
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Timothy Caldell Stanback (image courtesy Southern Pines Police Department)
Timothy Caldell Stanback (image courtesy Southern Pines Police Department)

SOUTHERN PINES, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Southern Pines police have arrested a Virginia man in a murder last week.

Timothy Caldell Stanback, 25, from Stafford, Virginia, is charged with first-degree murder. Police said that on the morning of September 29, they responded to the M&S Market, located at 912 West Pennsylvania Avenue for a report of a shooting. Officers found Shyheem Ucif Utley, 19, of Pinebluff, in the rear of the parking lot. Utley later succumbed to his injuries.

Stanback appeared before a Richmond County magistrate on Monday and is currently in the Richmond County jail with no bond pending a hearing in a Moore County Court on October 24.

The murder investigation is still ongoing, and investigators say it was not a random act of violence and the two men knew each before the fatal shooting.

Southern Pines police need more information from the community. Call the Southern Pines Police Department at (910) 692-7031 or the department's Crime Tip Line at (910) 693-4110.