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3 Indicted in 1997 Slaying of Bragg Soldier

Posted February 6, 2007 1:44 p.m. EST

— A day after a man was arrested in Kentucky in connection with the decade-old slaying of a Fort Bragg soldier, authorities said two other people have been indicted in the case.

Army Spc. Andre Hines, 24, was found in his car in a wooded area off Elliott Farm Road on Nov. 8, 1997. Authorities said he had been shot in the head three times.

Mark Anthony Herd, 33, formerly of 6319 Raeford Road in Fayetteville, was arrested Monday by U.S. marshals in Louisville, Ky., and charged with murder in Hines' death. He is awaiting extradition to North Carolina.

Herd once served in the Army at Fort Bragg but was discharged because of his violent behavior, authorities said.

Marcus Rudolph Keys, 39, formerly of 1705 Murchison Road in Fayetteville, and Robert Charles Haulcy, 29, formerly of 328 McChoen Drive in Fayetteville, also were indicted on a murder charge in the case.

Keys is serving a prison sentence for shooting an undercover police officer during a drug bust. He is scheduled to be released in April and will return to Cumberland County Detention Center to await trial in Hines’ murder.

Haulcy was already being held in the Cumberland Count Detention Center on an unrelated murder charge in Fayetteville.

All three men are members of the “Gangster Disciples,” which is a gang based in Chicago, authorities said. Keys had come to Fayetteville to recruit new members, authorities said.

Hines befriended the trio but never participated in any crime, authorities said. Investigators said they believe the three were concerned Hines would reveal the gang’s activities to law enforcement and killed him.