LUMBERTON — A Pembroke man who was recently arrested after a church van he was trying to siphon gas from caught on fire is wanted by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office on 10 unrelated charges.
According to Lt. Brian Duckworth, arson investigator for the Sheriff’s Office, John David Oxendine broke into his girlfriend’s home on Will Road on Aug. 8 and set her house on fire.
He is facing charges of second-degree arson, assault on a female, larceny after breaking and entering, communicating threats, burning personal property, resisting an public officer; injury to real property and felony breaking and entering.
Warrants have also been taken out against the 28-year-old for assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon in an unrelated case.
Oxendine was one of two men charged in connection with a fire at Friendship Mission Baptist Church on Prospect Road on June 19. The Sheriff’s Office says the fire broke out while he and Quentin Ray Chavis siphoned gas from a church van using a battery-powered pump, which sparked. The van was destroyed.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3100.