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Two arrested in Robeson County shooting death

Posted April 5, 2010 2:11 p.m. EDT

— Two Red Springs men have been arrested in a fatal shooting along N.C. Highway 71 in Robeson County Friday night.

Cheyenne Dwayne Woods, 20, of 980 Dixie Drive, and Justin Devon Pevia, 19, of 587 Wicker Road, were arrested Saturday. They are charged with first-degree murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle, Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said Monday.

Both men were being held Monday in the Robeson County jail. No bond was set.

Sealey said Roger Dale Chavis, 32, of Shannon, was shot multiple times along N.C. 71 when a black Chrysler started following the light green Mitsubishi Gallant in which he was traveling.

The suspects began firing shots at the Gallant and followed the car for approximately 4 miles, firing shots the whole way.

Deputies responding to a 911 call made around 7:30 p.m. found Chavis in the back seat of the Gallant, parked at the Happy Mart, at the intersection of N.C. Highways 71 and 20, Sealey said.

The driver and front passenger were also in the vehicle. They were not injured, and their names were not released. They are not considered persons of interest in the shooting.

Woods already faces charges of first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and discharging a weapon into occupied property in the April 1, 2008, slaying of Jessica Cahoon of Fayetteville.

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 Old Springs Road between Red Springs and Maxton. Locklear was shot in the arm, but escaped into some nearby woods.

Authorities said Friday night's shooting is related to the March 28 drive-by shooting deaths of Charlene Locklear, 39, and James Earl Hammonds. The two were shot at their home at 980 Dixie Drive in Red Springs.

Sealey said the shootings remain under investigation.