LUMBERTON — A Maxton woman has been charged with murder in the death of a 44-year-old Maxton man who was found dead in his home last month.
Crystal Gail Locklear, 27, of 19 Contour Lane, was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Timothy Ray McCutchen, according to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey. She is also charged with misdemeanor larceny.
McCutchen was found dead on Sept. 19 in the living room of his rental home at 12096 N.C. 130 by his landlord. An autopsy showed that he died of blunt-force trauma to the head, according to sheriff’s Maj. Howard Branch. Sealey said that the investigation was continuing and that he could not release a motive for the murder.
Sealey said Locklear was arrested at Grace Court Apartments at Furman Drive without incident and is being held at the Robeson County jail without bond. He first court appearance was Tuesday.
Sheriff’s Detective James F. Obershea is being assisted during the investigation by special agent Brian Sullivan of the State Bureau of Investigation.