October 15, 2013
LUMBERTON — A Pembroke man accused of using gasoline to set his girlfriend’s home on fire in April and unrelated drug crimes will spend up to almost eight years in prison, according to Lt. Brian Duckworth, an arson investigator for the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
Travis Dewane Locklear, 28, of 4100 block of Union Chapel Road, pleaded guilty last week to burning certain buildings, burning personal property, break and entering and injury to real property. Duckworth said Locklear set fire to a mobile home at 341 Evergreen Church Road in Pembroke on April 20 because he was angry about a $140 debt.
He also pleaded guilty to breaking into the same residence on April 19, and to unrelated charges of trafficking opium, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and identity theft.
Superior Court Judge Greg Bell sentenced Locklear to a minimum of 70 months and a maximum of 93 months in prison. The cases were consolidated for sentencing.
Locklear was also ordered to pay the owner of the trailer $500 for damages not covered by insurance.
Assistant District Attorney Martha Duvall prosecuted the case.