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LUMBERTON — A 57-year-old Lumberton man found dead early Tuesday morning died after this throat was cut in a confrontation with intruders, according to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey.


Sealey said this morning that Milton Cummings was killed while struggling with two masked intruders who broke into his mother’s home on the 100 block of Powhatan Drive, off of Chicken Road. Cummings also lived on that block.


“They went into his bedroom and that’s where some kind of altercation happened and he was assaulted and his throat was cut,” Sealey said.


No arrests have been made.


Sara Campbell found her son after hearing a noise in the house. Cummings was dead when deputies arrived at the home just after 2 a.m. The front door of the home had been pried open, Sealey said.


Cummings also suffered a stab wound in his shoulder, Sealey said.


Sealey said another man in the house received some scrapes on his head while struggling with the intruders, but that his injuries did not appear to be serious. Neither Campbell nor a 7-year-old in the house were hurt.


Sealey said the intruders were wearing dark clothing but no other descriptions were available this morning.


The investigation is ongoing. Investigators are expected to meet again on the case today.


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