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Third suspect charged in trucker assault

Posted June 7, 2013

— A third person has been arrested in the assault and robbery of a long-haul trucker last month near Wade, authorities said Friday.

Stefon Delaney Purdie, 20, of Robeson County, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, robbery with a deadly weapon and conspiracy.

The trucker, Wael Wael, of Jacksonville, Fla., was found May 2 in the median of Goldsboro Road and was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He remains hospitalized with severe head trauma.

Detectives on Tuesday arrested Lutina Oxendine, a woman known to frequent truck stops, in connection with the case, and Leroy Douglas, 37, of 7140 Laurinburg Road in Raeford, was arrested Wednesday.


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  • isaacewallace Jun 10, 9:37 a.m.

    Should be a mandatory 50 year sentence for each of these criminals,the revolving door system is not working.

  • chrisnrali Jun 7, 6:54 p.m.

    Probably to rob people with these two fine upstanding individuals.

  • EnoughWhiningAlready Jun 7, 6:27 p.m.

    "a woman known to frequent truck stops"

    And I bet I know why..........