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13 years later: DNA profile leads police to man wanted in 2008 Robeson County home invasion killing

13 years later: DNA profile leads police to man wanted in 2008 Robeson County home invasion killing

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LUMBERTON — A Lumber Bridge man is being sought in a 2008 home invasion slaying, Robeson County officials said Tuesday evening.

James Roscoe McAllister, 30, is wanted on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony conspiracy and second-degree kidnapping in the June 25, 2008, killing of Daniel Bullard, according to a news release from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

Bullard, 23, was shot and killed during a home invasion and robbery at his Shannon home. According to the initial report, Bullard, his 22-year-old girlfriend and their infant child were preparing for bed about 11:40 p.m. when four men entered the home with firearms. In addition to shooting Bullard, the intruders stole property from the residence, according to the release. The suspects then fled. Bullard’s girlfriend and child were not injured.

The McAllister warrant was issued after DNA testing got a hit from a DNA profile, officials said in the release.

“We simply ask that James Roscoe McAllister turn himself in at the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office for processing,” Sheriff Burnis Wilkins wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday night.

Two others were convicted in the killings and have since been released from prison, according to the news release.

Michael Antwan Morgan, 31, of Lumber Bridge, and Tony Jones, 28, of Red Springs, were each convicted of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of robbery for their involvement in the death of Bullard in 2008, Department of Public Safety records show.

Morgan was 20 years old and Jones was 16 years old at the time of their arrest. Morgan was released from prison in December 2017. Jones was released in May 2015.

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