DA won’t bring charges in stabbing death

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON — The District Attorney’s Office has decided not to bring charges in a stabbing death last week of a Parkton man, ruling that the person who killed him acted in self-defense, according to a sheriff’s captain.

Capt. James Obershea said Tuesday that District Attorney Johnson Britt made the decision this week concerning the death of 44-year-old Eddie Ammons, who died at Scotland Memorial Hospital on Nov. 23 after an incident at 1379 Midway Road in Maxton earlier that day.

Obershea said previously that Ammons, who lived on Hypony Trail in Parkton, and Emanuel Oxendine Jr., whose address and age have not been provided The Robesonian, got into a physical confrontation about 5:30 a.m. that day concerning a woman who lives at the Midway Road address. An autopsy by the state Medical Examiner’s Office showed Ammons died of a single wound.

Ammons was the father of two children, ages 21 and 15, and worked as an electrician.

The name of the woman was not released.

Staff report