Investigations continue into Maxton homicides

MAXTON, NC (WMBF) – Even with a recent change in leadership, police in Robeson County are coming together to bring justice to the families of those that have lost members to homicide.

The Town of Maxton is looking to new police Chief Tammy Deese after two men have been found dead in a matter of days.

On Wednesday, 44-year-old Timothy Ray McCutcher was found dead inside his home off of Hwy 130. His neighbor, a long time friend, found him in bed and covered in blood around 7:30 a.m.

The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is continuing their investigation into McCutcher's death, which they say was a result of blunt force trauma. So far, no suspects have been identified.

Over the weekend, a second man's life was taken in Maxton area, launching a second homicide investigation.

Officers were called to the 200 block of Cabinet Shop Road around 3 a.m. Saturday morning and found the body of 33-year-old Kent Bryant in the roadway.

Witnesses to the crime tell police they saw a man pursuing the victim on foot and believe the stabbing occurred after an argument.

A possible suspect was found at a home on Cabinet Shop Road and arrested on unrelated charges. The investigation into this case is ongoing.

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