LUMBERTON — A 62-year-old Lumberton man is being held on a $50,000 bond after shooting his 32-year-old live-in girlfriend in the neck, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
Robert Eugene McIntyre, of Lot 27 at 19 Helena Drive, was arrested on Thursday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in the Wednesday night shooting of Lawanna Lowery, according to sheriff’s Maj. Howard Branch.
Lowery was treated and released from Southeastern Regional Medical Center, according to a hospital spokesperson.
Lowery and an acquaintance were at a friend’s home on Lowe Road when the two decided to leave to go buy some beer, Branch said. McIntyre arrived at the house and told Lowery that she didn’t have any business being there, Branch said. McIntyre then shot Lowery in the neck and drove away, according to Branch.
McIntyre was convicted of second-degree murder in Onslow County in 1982 after shooting and killing a man he had argued with inside of a store, according to court documents. McIntyre has also previously faced charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, assault with a deadly weapon and assault inflicting serious injury.