LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding 27-year-old Quentin Jamale Williams, who is wanted for the murder of a Rowland man found shot to death in a car on Friday.
Maj. Anthony Thompson, chief of detectives for the Sheriff’s Office, said in a statement this evening that a warrant for first-degree murder has been issued for Williams, who lives on Nevada Street in Lumberton.
Williams is wanted in connection with the shooting death of 29-year-old Taurus Locklear.
Deputies found Locklear’s body at about 1 a.m. Friday after responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle. When deputies arrived, they found the vehicle parked on Woodland Avenue with the engine running and the headlights on, the statement said. Locklear was found dead inside the car.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone with information about Williams’ whereabouts call Lt. Forrest Obershea at 910-671-3100. Calls will be confidential, the statement said.
According to Department of Public Safety records, Williams was convicted in 2012 of manslaughter in Robeson County. He served a total of six years, 11 months for the 2009 offense.
Locklear last summer was cleared in the 2011 shooting death of Brandon Lee Hunt. The murder charge against him was dropped after his lawyers argued there was no evidence against him besides the testimony of his co-defendant, who later pleaded guilty.