Shannon woman charged in murder

By Sarah Willets - [email protected]

Renotta Nicole Locklear

LUMBERTON — A 34-year-old Shannon woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Fayetteville man.

According to a Sheriff’s Office report, Jason Dale Langley, 36, was shot with a rifle in a vehicle on the 7000 block Rennert Road in Shannon.

Renotta Nicole Locklear, who lives at 7803 Rennert Road, is charged with his murder. The report said Langley and Locklear were friends.

Langley lived on Media Drive in Fayetteville, the report says.

Locklear, 34, was served with a warrant for her arrest at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Robeson County District Court on Sept. 14, court records show.

A warrant for Locklear’s arrest provides no details of what occurred at the home, only saying there was reason to believe she killed Langley with “malice aforethought.” Locklear was denied bond for the murder charge.

Maj. Anthony Thompson, chief of detectives for the Sheriff’s Office, said this morning that Langley was not dead when help arrived and that he told officers Locklear was the shooter. Thompson said investigators don’t have a motive yet.

The Robesonian attempted to get a copy of Locklear’s arrest report from the Sheriff’s Office but was told only the jail could give that out. A jail employee said she was only authorized to give mugshots. Arrest reports are public record in North Carolina.

The Robesonian used an incident report and the arrest warrant to get information for this story.

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By Sarah Willets

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Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-816-1974 or on Twitter @Sarah_Willets.

Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-816-1974 or on Twitter @Sarah_Willets.

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