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Lumberton police: $200M bonds given to 3 men for attempted murder

Posted December 15, 2016

From left: Edward Alford, Carl Anthony Jones, Alphonso Benjamin

— Three men on Wednesday were arrested and jailed under $200 million bonds after being charged with a list of crimes including attempted murder, according to Lumberton police.

Police responded to a report of a shooting into an occupied property in the 3100 block of Bakersfield Drive. When officers arrived on scene, they began a search in the wooded area behind the residence.

Eventually, authorities found and arrested Edward Shaquille Alford, 23, of Lumberton; Carl Anthony Jones, 31, of Rowland; and Alphonso Benjamin, 51, of Rowland.

All three men were charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of firearm by a felon, two counts of felony intimidating a witness, nine counts of felony conspiracy, discharging a weapon into occupied property, injury to real property and injury to person property, according to the police department.


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