RED SPRINGS — A 39-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another man that he apparently had a feud with, according to Maj. Anthony Thompson of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
Maurice Ashford, of 141 Ashford Road, Red Springs, is charged with first-degree murder after police found 40-year-old Alex Dewayne Jones, of 105 Bryant Circle, dead at about 4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Thunder Valley Oasis Store located at 3460 Old Lowery Road, Red Springs.
According to Thompson, Ashford, who was in a vehicle, drove up to Jones and the two exchanged words before Jones was shot in the chest. Thompson said the two men had an “ongoing dispute.”
Ashford is being held at the Robeson County jail with no bond and was scheduled to make his first court appearance today. His criminal record includes communicating threats, assault on a female, and domestic violence.