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Four arrested in fatal Red Springs convenience store shooting

Posted December 20, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014

Red Springs police are continuing their search for two men who entered a Roscoe's convenience store Thursday night and shot two people, injuring a store clerk and killing a customer.
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— Robeson County authorities have charged four people in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Dec. 11 at a Red Springs convenience store.

According to investigators, two men entered Roscoe's Convenience Store, at 400 N. Main St., at about 7 p.m. and demanded money before firing shots. Clerk Rodney Maynard was shot in the shoulder, and customer James Johnson was killed.

Ladarrian Kearse, 32, and Charkesha Soloman, 27, were arrested in connection with the incident Friday.

Kearse is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. 

Soloman is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities later arrested 18-year-old Vayshawn McLean, who is charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery with a dangerous weapon.

They also arrested 22-year-old Darrick McArthur, who is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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  • Alexia Proper Dec 22, 2014
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    So, two people entered the store and robbed the place. Four are arrested. No explanation as to how two turned into four?

  • diana123 Dec 22, 2014

    let them rot in jail with the rest of their kind

  • The_Analyst Dec 22, 2014

    With the wholesale acceptance of Payment Cards (Credit, Debit, Prepay, etc.) most retail establishments may have 50.00 or less in the drawer. In whose desperate mind could it be worth getting shot or doing 20 years to rob such and establishment? And why would you shoot a stranger, take their life for no good reason and compound the degree of your crime?

  • justiceforall Dec 22, 2014

    hands up

  • redwolfone Dec 22, 2014

    Hope you four rot in prison.