Man wanted in Lumberton attempted home robbery, shooting after being released from hospital

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LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) –  A man is wanted for an attempted home robbery and a shooting in Lumberton after being released from the hospital.

Demarreon McDaniel, 26, of Manning Road in Rowland, is the second suspect in a shooting that happened on Cherokee Street last week, according to a press release from the Lumberton Police Department.

The LPD said that on Monday afternoon, they learned McDaniel had been released from a hospital in South Carolina. Capt. Terry Parker with the Lumberton Police Department says the department asked to be notified before McDaniels was released.

Warrants have been issued for McDaniel for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and felony conspiracy, the release said. “The Lumberton Police Department encourages Mr. McDaniel to turn himself in immediately to be served with these warrants.”

Anyone with information about McDaniel’s location is asked to call the Lumberton Police Department and talk with Detectives Robert Nolley or Charles Keenum. If seen in another area, LPD asks people to call their local law enforcement immediately.

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An attempted home robbery turned into a shootout that left one suspect lying in the backyard with a gunshot wound to the leg, police previously said.

When police arrived at a home on Cherokee Street at about 5:53 p.m. on Tuesday, they found the resident still armed with his gun. One of two suspected robbers still was lying in the backyard with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to his upper leg.

Police said McDaniel and Sterling Herman Hester, 27, of Lumberton, went to the home with the purpose of robbing the tenant.

Once on the property, the men approached the resident in his backyard inside an open garage area. The men pulled a gun and attempted to rob the resident, according to the report.

The resident then pulled a gun out and shot McDaniel in the upper leg, police said.  Several shots were fired between the two men, but only one person was hit by gunfire.

Upon further investigation, police were able to identify and find Hester. He was taken into custody Wednesday morning and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and felony conspiracy.

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