Laurinburg police arrest ‘armed and dangerous’ man wanted in connection with murder


LAURINBURG, N.C. (WBTW) — Laurinburg police have arrested two men after they say the two shot and killed a person Sunday night.

Around 8:35 p.m., officers responded to the area of 701 Geneva Street in reference to a shooting, according to police.

When officers arrived they found 29-year-old Kennis Robinson of Maxton, North Carolina dead from apparent gunshot wounds, according to police.

Police were searching for Teon Thomas, 24, who was considered armed and dangerous, according to authorities. He was wanted in connection to the homicide investigation, and was last seen in a 1992-1997 light blue Ford Crown Victoria.

Thomas was taken into custody Tuesday by U.S. Marshals, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the Laurinburg Police Department in Southern Pines, according to police. He’s charged with first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, going armed to the terror of people, discharging a firearm in city limits, and injury to personal property.

Thomas was taken to Scotland County Detention Center without bond.

Around 2 a.m., officers arrested Cedrick Staggers, 35, without incident. He was charged with accessory after the fact, and is being held at the Scotland County Detention Center on a $750,000 secured bond.

Booking photo of Cedrick Staggers courtesy of Laurinburg PD.

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