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Second man charged in woman's ambush slaying

A Red Springs man has been charged in the April shooting death of a Fayetteville woman on a remote Robeson County road, authorities said.

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Jessica Cahoon, ambush slaying victim
LUMBERTON, N.C. — A Red Springs man has been charged in the April shooting death of a Fayetteville woman on a remote Robeson County road, authorities said.

Cheyenne Dwayne Woods, 18, was charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and discharging a weapon into occupied property in the April 1 slaying of Jessica Cahoon. He was being held in the Robeson County Jail without bond.

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.

Isaac Nesby, 39, of Parkton, was arrested a month ago on similar charges in Cahoon's death.

Authorities have called the slaying a random act of violence.

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