Second murder arrest made in NC dad’s shooting death

The house where the dead man was found. WBTW photo
The house where the dead man was found. WBTW photo

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — A second arrest was made Monday in the shooting death of a 23-year-old Robeson County father last month.

Zonna Chanae Locklear in a photo from WBTW
Zonna Chanae Locklear in a photo from WBTW

Comanche Brooks Locklear, 27, of Lumberton, is charged with first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Locklear is in the Robeson County Detention Center being held on no bond.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office had already arrested a woman Friday in connection with the shooting.

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Zonna Chanae Locklear, 27, was arrested and charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder. Zonna Locklear is currently in the Robeson County Detention Center with no bond.

Comanche Brooks Locklear. (Source: Vinelink)
Comanche Brooks Locklear. (Source: Vinelink)

According to Major Anthony Thompson, Columbus County deputies found a woman on NC Highway 410 in Chadbourn on May 26 who claimed she was kidnapped. Columbus County deputies called the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, and asked them to go to the woman’s house in Proctorville.

Zonna Chanae Locklear was later identified as the woman who told officials she was kidnapped, The Robesonian newspaper reported.

Thompson says when deputies got to the woman’s house around 4:30 a.m. that day, they saw a vehicle in front of the home, but nobody would answer the door. Deputies say they looked in the window, and saw a man lying in the bed with gunshot wounds.

Deputies say they entered the home, and found that the man was dead.

The victim was 23-year-old Gary Wayne Bisbee Jr. of Lumberton. Bisbee, who was engaged to be married, leaves behind a daughter, according to his obituary.

The woman told deputies that she lived at the home, and Bisbee came to visit. She said they were in bed, when two men came into the home, shot Bisbee, and forced her at gunpoint to drive her car to Columbus County. She says they made her get out of the car, and drove away.

Thompson says the car is a white, four door 2005 Honda Accord with North Carolina license plate PBV-6971. He says there man be several men inside the car.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

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