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Theft-Ring Suspects Charged in Unsolved Homicide

Posted January 4, 2008

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— Two people arrested Thursday in an alleged theft ring in Fayetteville also face charges for a homicide in Robeson County.

Anthony Edric Pinkson, 29, and Loretta Lynn Goins, 40, were charged Thursday in connection with the theft ring in which the suspects claimed to be the owners of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and guns that were reported stolen, the Cumberland County sheriff's office said.

Investigators then linked them to the Dec. 7 shotgun slaying of Andy Oxendine, 57, who was killed during a home invasion on Philadelphus Road in Pembroke.

Both will be returned to Robeson County to face murder charges.

In the theft ring case, Pinkston, of 20203 Lee Lane, Laurinburg, 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, of 3623 Shem Creek Drive, is charged with larceny, breaking and entering, and felony conspiracy, possession of stolen property and one count of safecracking.

Margaret Tyler, 55, of 2524 Penny Drive, was also charged with possession of stolen property. Authorities said she allowed the items to be stored at her house.

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

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  • FragmentFour Jan 5, 2008

    "A few years in prison should teach them something. One day people like this will learn that you cannot get away doing crime. You will pay if you do."--Dataclerk

    Heh - dream on. We've been incarcerating people 'like this' for decades. The only thing that changes is the cost of their upkeep while they learn to do it better.

    I don't have a better solution to offer, but the one we've got sure isn't working.

  • thepeopleschamp Jan 5, 2008

    Whats amazing to me is when a police officer wrecks a car there will be 200+ comments. But when they capture a murderous thief, well, at this time there are a total of 4 comments posted. Where are the regular Monday morning quarterbacks for this story that all whine about the police taking their rights away, brutallity etc.... Where they are is glad that these thieves will not be stealing and murdering them while they whine about the police for something else.

  • catch22 Jan 4, 2008

    mrro3 "There are more black men locked up than in college"

    and whose fault is that? the white man for not giving out more welfare so they can stop comitting crimes?

  • mrr03 Jan 4, 2008

    Hey NCMOMof3..You appear to have an affection for the NAACP..I see your comment are always negative where they are concerned..Are you really concerned about justice and fair play? To understand why the NAACP is necessary all you have to do is look in the Criminal Justice System. There are more black men locked up than in college. Do you realize just how much it cost to keep a prisoner in the Sate of N C. Well, I can tell you that it cost less to educate that to lock up. Let's you and I work together to get more people in college that in prison. I'm willing..R U?

  • NCMOMof3 Jan 4, 2008

    hopefully they will receive the full punishment allowed by the law and maybe, just this once, the NAACP won't rear it's head to yell discrimination

  • Dr. Dataclerk Jan 4, 2008

    A few years in prison should teach them something. One day people like this will learn that you cannot get away doing crime. You will pay if you do.