Police identify woman stabbed, killed in Lumberton Food Lion parking lot; 1 arrested

Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 7:02 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2022 at 12:23 PM EST
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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) - A woman was stabbed to death Monday afternoon in the parking lot of a grocery store in Lumberton, according to police.

Lumberton police said they responded to a call around 4:24 p.m. of a person who had been stabbed in the parking lot of a Food Lion along Elizabethtown Road.

When officers arrived, they found 31-year-old Kayla Hammonds of Lumberton with multiple stab wounds. She was treated by EMS but died at the scene.

Authorities arrested Desmond Lee Sampson and charged him with first-degree murder.

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

Lumberton police said additional charges are pending in the case.

Police have not said what led up to the stabbing.

Check back with WMBF News for more on this developing story.