Robeson County pleads for help to find drive-by shooter
Hoke County Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin is offering the public a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Jeremiah Woods, 39, who was shot in January.
DOUBLE DRAWL. >>> THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS OFFERING A REWARD FOR INFORMATION IN THE MURDER OF A ROBINSON MAN. >> AS A PLEADED FOR HELP FINDING THE KILLER. LIVE WITH MORE FROM THE GRIEVING FAMILY. GILBERT? >> Reporter: YOU COULD CUT THE EMOTION THAT WAS IN THIS ROOM. INVESTIGATORS AND THE SHERIFFS WERE AT THIS PODIUM. THIS IS 39-YEAR-OLD JEREMIAH WOOD. HE'S ONE OF THE VICTIMS IN THIS CASE. THIS IS A $20,000 CHECK, RULE REWARD CHECK, THAT THE SHERIFFS HOPE WILL BRING SUSPECTS INTO REST, AS WELL. THE WOODS FAMILY CAME INTO THE CONFERENCE. YOU CAN SEE THE DESPAIR ON THEIR FACES. HE WAS ONE OF FOUR PEOPLE IN THE CAR ON JANUARY 8th OF THIS YEAR ON DUFFY ROAD, NEAR THE INTERSECTION. INVESTIGATORS SAY A CAR PULLED UP BESIDE HIM, THE ONE HE WAS IN, AND SOMEONE BEGAN SHOOTING. WOODS AND ANOTHER PASSENGER WERE SHOT. TO OTHERS IN THE CAR, NOT HURT. WOODS DIED THE NEXT DAY. FAMILY MEMBERS SAID, WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AT NIGHT OF JOY AND FUN ENDED IN A NIGHTMARE. >> WE WENT OUT TO EAT FOR MY DAUGHTER'S BIRTHDAY. A DAY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FULL OF HAPPINESS. WE LAUGHED, WE TOOK PICTURES, WE TOOK VIDEOS, AND WE NEVER KNEW WHAT WAS TO COME LATER ON THAT DAY. >> Reporter: YOU CAN SEE THEY HAVE A HUGE FAMILY, HERE. THEY LIVE IN ROBINSON COUNTY, BUT THIS HAPPENED AND HOPE COUNTY. THE FAMILIES RAISED 10,000 OF THE REWARD MONEY. THE OTHER $10,000 IS BEING DONATED BY THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. THE SHERIFF IS SAYING THAT HE IS HOPING HE DOESN'T HAVE TO PUT A NAME ON THIS CHECK, HERE, BUT HE DOESN'T MIND DOING THAT IF THIS WILL BRING A SUSPECT, PERSON OF INTEREST THAT THEY HAVE, TURNED INTO A SUSPECT, AND MAKE AN ARREST WHERE THEY CAN CHARGE THE PERSON WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. THIS GRIEVING FAMILY, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT ANY AMOUNT OF CLOSURE THIS WILL BRING. YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY WANT TO GET THIS RESOLVED. >> WE HOPE THIS WILL LEAD TO