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Man charged in woman's ambush slaying

Posted May 7, 2008 4:25 p.m. EDT
Updated May 7, 2008 4:28 p.m. EDT

— A Parkton man was charged Wednesday in the shooting death of a Fayetteville woman on a remote Robeson County road last month, authorities said.

Isaac Nesby, 39, was charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle in the April 1 slaying of Jessica Cahoon.

Cahoon, 26, was shot in the head by assailants who ambushed her on Old Red Springs Road between Red Springs and Maxton as she and her boyfriend returned to Fayetteville from a birthday party, authorities said.

Antonio Locklear, Cahoon's boyfriend, told authorities that three men in a champagne-colored Cadillac started shooting at Cahoon's Honda Civic and forced them to stop on the country road.

The men shot Cahoon and shot Locklear in the arm before he managed to run into some nearby woods for safety, authorities said.