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Lumberton man accused of shooting neighbor

Posted February 2, 2009 12:15 p.m. EST
Updated February 2, 2009 3:55 p.m. EST

— A Lumberton man was due in court Monday after an argument escalated to a shooting on Saturday.

Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said his deputies responded to a shooting call Saturday afternoon on Mud Alley Road and found Stoney McNeill, 54, dead of a gunshot wound.

Joey Lewis, 38, also of Mud Alley Road is charged in the crime. He was arrested and was being held in the Robeson County jail.

Sealey said McNeill had asked Lewis' 18-year-old son to stop riding his four-wheeler on the road. An argument ensued, and Lewis shot McNeill, deputies charged.

Detectives were continuing to investigate the incident, Sealey said.