Lumberton man turns self in for Sunday murder

By Sarah Willets -

Brandon McMillan

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton man accused in a homicide this past weekend has turned himself in, according to the Lumberton Police Department.

Brandon Devon McMillan, 29, surrendered to Lumberton police on Wednesday. He has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Julius Smith and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The Police Department announced on Tuesday that McMillan was wanted in connection with the case.

McMillan, of Marion Road, Lumberton, was jailed at the Robeson County Detention Center without bond for the murder charge. Jail records also show he was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony larceny, but Lumberton police Lt. Harold Jackson said those charges were not related to Smith’s murder.

According to the Department of Public Safety, McMillan was convicted in 2008 on a felony charge for possession of a Schedule II substance in Robeson County.

Officers found Smith lying in the road with a gunshot wound in his chest on Chambers Street near Crandlemire Road at about 2: 40 p.m. on Sunday. They had been dispatched to the area following a call about shots being fired.

Smith, who lived in Fairmont, died at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.’

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By Sarah Willets

Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-816-1974 or on Twitter @Sarah_Willets.

Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-816-1974 or on Twitter @Sarah_Willets.

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