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Two in custody, one wanted in deadly Hope Mills shootings

Posted February 20, 2015

Zachary Michael Locklear

— The owner of a home that had served as the site of unlicensed bar plans to tear it down while authorities continue to search for a man suspected in a shootout there, a Cumberland County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said Friday.

Two people – Tanishia Graham, 32, and Izaak Bridges, 21, – were killed at the home in 1900 block of Gumberry Court in Hope Mills in the early morning hours of Jan. 11. Five others were wounded.

Authorities arrested two men Monday as suspects in the shootings and are looking for a third. 

Dominique Jamal Clark, 23, of the 2900 block of Dwell Drive in Fayetteville, and 25-year-old Dwight Dewey Bristol Jr., of the 900 block of Fredonia Drive in Fayetteville, face charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Clark was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under $150,000 bond. Bristol, who is also charged with violating conditions of his probation, was being held under $350,000 bond.

The third man, 18-year-old Zachary Michael Locklear, of 235 Summerhill Road in Lumber Bridge, is wanted by authorities, who say he should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Locklear is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes. Locklear has a tattoo on his right shoulder.

Anyone with knowledge of Locklear's whereabouts should call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-323-1500.

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  • Judge Smails Feb 21, 2015
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    How surprising....nobody wants to make this a national news story.