Three suspects arrested in Red Springs shooting, mother and child injured

Three suspects arrested in Red Springs shooting, mother and child injured

Nichole Danielle Oxendine

David Kennard

The Robesonian

RED SPRINGS — A woman and her 2-year-old child were injured Tuesday in a gunfight at a home between multiple shooters, one of whom was in the home near the woman and child.

County authorities told the Robesonian over the weekend that three arrests had been made in connection with Tuesday afternoon’s shooting in the area of ​​New Mexico Drive in Red Springs. “Upon arrival, a woman and her 2-year-old child were found injured from gunfire inside their residence,” according to a statement from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. “The woman and child were not involved in the altercation between the two groups.”

Police also said they found a third person, considered a suspect in the shooting, in the home who was also injured in the shooting.

During the investigation, which included a search of two residences, “multiple firearms were located and seized,” according to the statement released by the sheriff’s office.

“Nichole Danielle Oxendine, 40, of Lumberton, was arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill, two (2) counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property and criminal conspiracy,” according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

“Elijah I. Chandler, 18, of Red Springs, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, grand larceny, grand conspiracy, possession of stolen property, possession of a stolen firearm and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

Oxendine and Chandler are being held at the Robeson County Detention Center without bail.

“A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, conspiracy, possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen firearm,” according to the sheriff’s office. “The juvenile is being held at the Cumberland Area Juvenile Detention Center without bail.”

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Anyone with information about this or any other case is asked to contact the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3170.

“In our justice system, every person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law,” according to a prepared statement from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. “The information contained in this article is not intended to express an opinion regarding guilt,”

The sheriff’s office also included the following statement on social media: “The views and opinions expressed by private citizens who may comment on this post are not endorsed by, and do not reflect the official policy or position of, this law enforcement agency.

“The Sheriff’s Office does not issue or set bail amounts,” the statement said. “That is done through a judicial official, such as a judge or magistrate, in accordance with North Carolina General Statute 15A-532. Many factors are considered when determining bail amounts.”