Police make arrest after mother shot, killed in Lumberton home

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Published: Jul. 3, 2022 at 10:08 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2022 at 6:15 PM EDT
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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) – Lumberton police arrested a man in connection to a woman’s death early Sunday morning.

Jermaine Johnson, 35, is charged with first-degree murder in connection to 45-year-old Barbara Baxley’s shooting death.

Officers were called around 4:45 a.m. to Rozier Homes public housing complex, located off South Seneca Street, about a woman who had been assaulted.

When they arrived on the scene, they found a 25-year-old woman outside. She told police that a man forced her inside her home and assaulted her.

Investigators said the man then went into a bedroom where the woman’s mother, Baxley, was assaulted. Investigators said Baxley was then shot and killed.

Johnson is currently being held at the Robeson County Detention Center under no bond.

Police said additional charges are expected in the case.

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