Man charged with shooting own son

By Sarah Willets

May 2, 2014

PEMBROKE — A Pembroke man has been charged with shooting his son and attempting to flee police, according to Pembroke police Sgt. Tim Locklear.

Police say Jerry Oxendine, 60, of Iron Horse Drive, shot his son just hours after Oxendine’s home was destroyed by fire. A missing man was last seen at the home, and it was unclear on Friday if the incidents are somehow related.

Oxendine is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, assault with a deadly weapon and assault by pointing a gun. Locklear said more charges could follow.

Dakota Cummings, 23, suffered minor injuries and was treated at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Locklear said.

Locklear said police are still trying to determine why Oxendine shot his son and pointed a gun at a woman at the Strickland Heights apartments on Roberts Avenue just before 2 p.m on Sunday. The woman, who lives in the apartment complex, was uninjured.

Locklear said when police arrived, Oxendine drove away and his son fled on foot. Oxendine wrecked his car a few blocks away and broke his wrist, Locklear said.

Oxendine made his $5,000 bond before being jailed, a jail administrator said, and his gun was seized.

Oxendine faced felony drug charges in Louisiana in 1991, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. He was previously charged with larceny and breaking and entering in Scotland County.

Oxendine’s home burned down just after midnight Saturday, according to Maj. Anthony Thompson, chief of detectives with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

A Union Chapel man reported missing on Saturday was last seen at the home the day before, April 25, Thompson said. Sheriff’s deputies continue to search for Delton Lloyd Cummings.