Lumberton man charged with murder in mobile home park shooting

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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — Wanted suspect in a Friday night mobile home park shooting turned himself in to investigators Saturday morning.

Johnny C. Norton, 52, of Lumberton, is charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Norton is currently at the Robeson County Detention Center with no bond for the murder offense. Brandon K. Hunt, 29, of Maxton was found deceased when deputies arrived on the scene.

“We know there are many friends and family members upset on both sides of this issue,” the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office posted in an update. “There are also many rumors floating as to what occurred or didn’t occur. If you personally have further information that may help in this investigation, we simply ask you contact the numbers below.”

“Regardless of the circumstances, a death is tragic and in the end, no one wins. There is no need to attack others in the comments but there is a need for prayers for all.”

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Robeson County Sheriffs Office Homicide Division at (910)-671-3100.

Count on News13 for updates.


LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — Deputies are investigating a deadly shooting in Robeson County Friday night, according to Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

Deputies got the call around 7 p.m. The sheriff said the shooting happened at Pine Log Road Mobile Home Park on NC 72 west of Lumberton.

No arrests have been made but deputies do have a person of interest.

No other information is available at this time. Count on News13 for updates.

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