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Lumberton man surrenders to deputies, is charged in shooting death

Posted September 26, 2020 6:34 p.m. EDT

Johnny C. Norton (Robeson County Sheriff's Office photo)

— A Lumberton man who surrendered to Robeson County Sheriff's deputies on Saturday has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man on Friday.

Officials said Johnny C. Norton, 52, of Lumberton, turned himself in around 11 p.m. at the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. He was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Norton was placed in the custody of the Robeson County Detention Center with no bond. Norton was given a $100,000 secured bond for the weapon offense.

Deputies said they responded to the 2500 block of N.C. Highway 72 West in Lumberton in reference to a shooting. They found Brandon K. Hunt, 29, of Maxton, dead at the scene.

The investigation into the murder continues. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division at (910) 671-3100 or (910) 671-3170.

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