Known gang member suspect in house fire

McMillin (Source: Robeson County Sheriff's Office)
McMillin (Source: Robeson County Sheriff's Office)

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) - A suspected arson on Martin Luther King Day has investigators on the hunt for a known gang member.

On Jan. 21 at 6:35 p.m., flames broke out in a home on the 1900 block of Popes Crossing Road, just east of the sheriff's department in Lumberton, following a domestic dispute. When the blaze was extinguished it was determined a complete loss. The main bedroom was burned and other areas of the home were destroyed by smoke, Lt. Duckworth says.

After completing an investigation on the cause of the fire, warrants were issued for 39-year-old Carl Burnett McMillin, a known gang member with a lengthy criminal history. He is wanted for felony breaking and entering, second degree arson, assault of a female and felony cruelty to animals. Lt. Duckworth says hamsters the resided in the home died in the fire.

The Robeson County Sheriff's Office believes he could be anywhere including Lumberton, Fair Bluff, Lake View, Dillon County, Marion, Mullins or Florence.

McMillin is considered "extremely armed and dangerous" and known to carry a sawed off shotgun. If you have any information about McMillin, please contact your local authorities as soon as possible.

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