LUMBERTON — Police have charged a Lumberton man with the stabbing death of a woman whose body was found Monday in her home.
Larry Junior Jacobs, 32, of 190 Starlight Drive, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and placed in the Robeson County jail without bond, according to Lumberton police Capt. Johnny Barnes.
Jacobs is accused in the death of Pamela Locklear Chavis, 42, whose body was found by a neighbor in her home on Monday at Lot 57 in Turner Mobile Home Park. She had died from “multiple stab wounds,” Barnes said.
Jacobs apparently knew Chavis.
“He was familiar with her,” Barnes said. “They were not related and they were not even friends, but he was familiar with who she was.”
Barnes didn’t want to guess at a motive, but said, “We do know there were some items missing from the house. We’re still in the process of trying to recover them.”
A neighbor found Chavis’ body after seeing a door to her home ajar Monday afternoon, Barnes said. Investigators believe she may have been dead for up to two days.
Chavis was last seen alive sometime Friday.
Chavis’ white 2005 Dodge Neon was missing from her home Monday but was recovered late Tuesday in a mobile home park in the Jamestown community, Barnes said.
City Councilman John Cantey, whose Precinct 5 includes the mobile home park where Chavis lived, said Chavis’ death was a “rare incident,” and the first violent crime to take place in the park in 10 years of operation, “and hopefully the last.”
“It’s a relief to the citizens in the South Lumberton community and to the citizens of the mobile home park to know that someone is off the streets who committed such an act,” he said. “As councilman, I appreciate our local law enforcement and the SBI working day and night to get that murder solved.”
The State Bureau of Investigation is part of the investigation, which is ongoing.