Two arrested, charged in deadly Scotland County shooting

Two arrested, charged in deadly Scotland County shooting
L-R: Johnathan Ulyssess Catron and Karlis Morman (Source: Scotland County Detective Division)

SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – Two people are in custody following a deadly shooting Sunday on Lee’s Mill Road in Laurinburg, according to an online post from the Scotland County Detective Division.

Johnathan Ulyssess Catron, 28, and Karlis Morman, 26, were both charged Wednesday with first-degree murder, felony conspiracy to commit murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

According to Lt. Jessica Sadonikov with the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Brandon Brooks, who was the homeowner, was killed in the incident. Three others were shot multiple times, Sadonikov said.

The main suspect suffered critical injuries and was medevaced to a facility for treatment. Two others were transported to Laurinburg Hospital and are expected to recover.

According to Sadonikov, an infant was in the residence at the time of the shooting. The child is expected to be okay.

The investigation is ongoing.

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