Person of interest named in fatal Oxford fire as authorities ID victims
Posted May 31
Updated June 1
Oxford, N.C. — Authorities have named the fifth resident of an Oxford home where four people were found dead following a weekend fire as a person of interest in the incident.
Police Chief Alvin Coley said that, while authorities have still not determined if foul play was involved in the Rectory Street fire, they want to speak with Stevie Robertson about the fire.
Robertson was located in Oxford and arrested Wednesday on two unrelated charges of vehicle breaking and entering stemming from January incidents.
Authorities said Robertson has a “lengthy criminal history," dating back to 2002 with several recent charges of breaking and entering.
The four people found dead were identified Wednesday as Anna Augusta Green, 75, Larry Green, 40, Dianne Green Robertson, 49, and Jasmine Green Brodie, 19.
Longtime neighbor Tia Wagstaff remembers the last conversation she had with Brodie and Dianne Green Robertson.
"It was just 'hey how you doing. I haven't seen you in a while.' She asked me how my son was. I told them and showed them. You know, it was a bittersweet moment. Those were our last words," she said. "They were very friendly people, very quiet, didn't mess with nobody."
Coley said Dianne Green Robertson and Stevie Robertson were romantically involved.
Neighbors said they would often see Stevie Robertson walking up and down the street, but he did not say much.