Local News

Theft-Ring Suspects Charged in Unsolved Homicide

Posted January 4, 2008 9:01 a.m. EST
Updated January 4, 2008 2:10 p.m. EST

— Two people arrested Thursday in an alleged theft ring in Fayetteville also face charges for a homicide in Robeson County.

Anthony Edric Pinkson, 29, and Loretta Lynn Goins, 40, were charged Thursday in connection with the theft ring in which the suspects claimed to be the owners of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and guns that were reported stolen, the Cumberland County sheriff's office said.

Investigators then linked them to the Dec. 7 shotgun slaying of Andy Oxendine, 57, who was killed during a home invasion on Philadelphus Road in Pembroke.

Both will be returned to Robeson County to face murder charges.

In the theft ring case, Pinkston, of 20203 Lee Lane, Laurinburg, is charged with larceny, breaking and entering, possession of a firearm by a felon, felony conspiracy, possession of stolen property and one count of safecracking.

Goins, of 3623 Shem Creek Drive, is charged with larceny, breaking and entering, and felony conspiracy, possession of stolen property and one count of safecracking.

Margaret Tyler, 55, of 2524 Penny Drive, was also charged with possession of stolen property. Authorities said she allowed the items to be stored at her house.

First court appearances were pending for Pinkston and Goins. Tyler made a first court appearance Thursday in Cumberland County.