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Man charged in woman's ambush slaying

Posted May 7, 2008

— A Parkton man was charged Wednesday in the shooting death of a Fayetteville woman on a remote Robeson County road last month, authorities said.

Isaac Nesby, 39, was charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle in the April 1 slaying of Jessica Cahoon.

Cahoon, 26, was shot in the head by assailants who ambushed her on Old Red Springs Road between Red Springs and Maxton as she and her boyfriend returned to Fayetteville from a birthday party, authorities said.

Antonio Locklear, Cahoon's boyfriend, told authorities that three men in a champagne-colored Cadillac started shooting at Cahoon's Honda Civic and forced them to stop on the country road.

The men shot Cahoon and shot Locklear in the arm before he managed to run into some nearby woods for safety, authorities said.


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  • drose4814 May 8, 2008

    People, you need to take a gun or some kind of protection with you, EVERYWHERE you go. If you are going to die, at least die trying to defend yourself!

  • Mom of two May 8, 2008

    I hope the do get those involved. What a beautiful young woman.

  • Dark_Horse May 8, 2008

    MaMa81- good question.
    I'm not sayin.. I'm just sayin....

  • uncgchipper May 8, 2008

    The sad part is, is that if we put 3 strikes and you're out then all these groups will talk about how unfair that is to criminals. When will the politicians and officials in our court systems actually get tough on crime and actually protect the citizens out here who don't commit crimes. My prayers are with the family of this woman. Hopefully he never gets another free day in his life and I hope his life in prison is a living hell everyday.

  • Tarheel born May 8, 2008

    Congratulations to the law enforcement officers who wouldn't let this case become a "cold case". We can only hope that this is some small comfort to the family.

  • Why Is My Slim Physique Envied May 8, 2008

    I'm still trying to figure out how she was shot in the head and he was shot in the arm...

  • beachboater May 8, 2008

    If he is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, I hope the only time he is out of jail will be his trip to the cemetery.

  • b4self May 8, 2008

    This is beginning to be everyday news,wonder when he will be out on parol again?

  • Just the facts mam May 8, 2008

    Hopefully Mr. Nesby will remain behind bars for life this time (assuming he is guilty). After looking at his record on the web site mentioned by dbachcj, I am sure his mamma is quite proud of him graduating to be able to add murder to his resume. Three strikes and out sounds like a good idea and would have prevented this young woman from being killed!!

  • Meandmytwo May 8, 2008

    This is so sad that someone would take a persons life for nothing. He should get the death penalty and the others should get life. It is safe no were anymore. That's why so many people are getting a license for conceled weapons, because now a days, you need all the protection you can get.