Fifth man charged in August murder


By Sarah Willets - [email protected]



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LUMBERTON — A fifth person has been arrested for the murder of a 26-year-old in Red Springs last month.

Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said James Dewan Goodman Jr. is the last person who was being sought in the Aug. 28 death of Nokoma Jacobs.

The Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for Goodman’s arrest about two weeks ago. He turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday night.

Goodman, 30, of High Plains Road, Hope Mills, has been charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm and discharging a firearm into occupied property.

He is being held at the Robeson County Detention Center without bond.

Deputies on Aug. 28 found Jacobs lying on the ground by the back door of a home on the 200 block of Bryant Road with a gunshot wound in his chest and determined he had been robbed of jewelry and a firearm. Jacobs lived nearby. Authorities have declined to say whether he was targeted.

Matthew Jordan Hyatt, of West 15th Street in Lumberton, was arrested Sept. 6 and charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm into occupied property. Markel Sinclair was charged the next day with frst-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery. Both were jailed without bond.

The week before, the same charges were filed against Daniel Richard Cummings and Martez Ricardo Robinson, who were also jailed without bond.

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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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