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Man charged in Lumberton ATM slaying

Posted April 23, 2009

— Police have charged a Lumberton man in the Tuesday morning shooting death of a man near an automated teller machine.

James Douglas Quiller, 22, of 2303 Oak St., was charged with first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Charles Rozier was found about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in his truck outside Brandon's Quick Check, at 1925 E. 5th St., with a gunshot wound to his chest. A receipt showed Rozier, 46, of 1439 Regan Church Road in Lumberton, withdrew money from the State Employees Credit Union machine about 20 minutes earlier, police said.

Police didn't say how much money Rozier withdrew, but said his wallet was with him and had cash in it.

A surveillance video at the ATM showed that two men approached Rozier after he got back into his truck. The video showed the men opening the truck door, and one of the men shot Rozier before fleeing.

Quiller also was charged with attempted first-degree murder in an unrelated incident Tuesday night in Robeson County, police said. Shots were fired in that incident, but no one was injured, police said.

Quiller was being held in the Robeson County Jail without bond for the murder charges and associated charges Thursday. He was granted a $500,000 bond for the attempted murder charge.

According to state Department of Correction records, Quiller was released from prison in April 2008 after serving nearly two years for common-law robbery and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.


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  • burtward2 Apr 24, 2009

    Life in prison without parole is no punishment for this crime. The only punishment that fits this crime is DEATH- and not by lethal injection. Unfortunately, no one receives a death sentence anymore. We have to put them up for life with free food, housing, health care, etc. while non-criminals have to worry how to make it day to day.

  • RocknRollDoctor Apr 24, 2009

    This state needs to consider the 3 strike rule or something that will convince these multiple offenders that the path they have chosen will end in either a life sentence or death.

  • Drakula_I_G Apr 23, 2009

    wonderman ... not the time or place

  • wonderman Apr 23, 2009

    Headline reads, "Man charged in Lumberton ATM slaying". I'm wondering what the ATM ever did to him?

  • daisymom Apr 23, 2009

    haven't heard deathrow. sis in law from robeson but she hasn't heard anything either. i think the police did question him when he was able to talk. i am no help am i?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Apr 23, 2009

    Good arrest. Now has anyone heard anymore about the Middle School Principal in Lumberton that was shot a few weeks ago? Haven't heard anymore about whether the police have any leads.

  • daisymom Apr 23, 2009

    well, he is a one man crime spree isnt he?

  • Just the facts mam Apr 23, 2009

    Terrible story. Looks like this fine outstanding young man is already familiar with the justice system - I propose once they get locked up just keep them there - otherwise will continue to hear horrible stories to honest people such as this victim - or next time it may be me or you who is the victim!