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Man charged in Lumberton ATM slaying

Posted April 23, 2009 2:02 p.m. EDT
Updated April 23, 2009 4:00 p.m. EDT

— Police have charged a Lumberton man in the Tuesday morning shooting death of a man near an automated teller machine.

James Douglas Quiller, 22, of 2303 Oak St., was charged with first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Charles Rozier was found about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in his truck outside Brandon's Quick Check, at 1925 E. 5th St., with a gunshot wound to his chest. A receipt showed Rozier, 46, of 1439 Regan Church Road in Lumberton, withdrew money from the State Employees Credit Union machine about 20 minutes earlier, police said.

Police didn't say how much money Rozier withdrew, but said his wallet was with him and had cash in it.

A surveillance video at the ATM showed that two men approached Rozier after he got back into his truck. The video showed the men opening the truck door, and one of the men shot Rozier before fleeing.

Quiller also was charged with attempted first-degree murder in an unrelated incident Tuesday night in Robeson County, police said. Shots were fired in that incident, but no one was injured, police said.

Quiller was being held in the Robeson County Jail without bond for the murder charges and associated charges Thursday. He was granted a $500,000 bond for the attempted murder charge.

According to state Department of Correction records, Quiller was released from prison in April 2008 after serving nearly two years for common-law robbery and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.