Sheriff: Trio of teens charged in home invasion, shooting

Lumberton, NC - LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) - A trio of teenagers have been arrested and charged in connection to a home invasion and shooting Tuesday, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.

According to Sheriff Kenneth Sealy, deputies were dispatched to an address on Kenric Drive on Tuesday night following reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies found a 28-year-old and 19-year-old with gunshot wounds. A third person received injuries to a leg during the incident.

The teens were arrested shortly after the execution of the crime, as they attempted to flee the scene in an unidentified vehicle.

Myquel McDowell, 18, and Tyler Nelson, 18, both of Lumberton, have been each charged with three counts of assault and battery with intent to kill with a deadly weapon, three counts of attempted first degree murder and first degree burglary in connection to the incident. Nelson, according to Sealy, was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

A third teen, identified as David Hines, 17, of Lumberton, was later charged with accessory after the fact.

Durante Jacobs, 19, of Lumberton, remains in intensive care at Southeastern Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the stomach. Marcus Scotland McDonald, 28, also of Lumberton, remains at Duke University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the head.

Bond for McDowell and Nelson has been set at $1.2 million apiece, while Hines faces a $10,000 bond.

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