Woman charged in 2016 murder attempt

By: Annick Joseph - Staff report

LUMBERTON — A Laurinburg woman has been charged in an attempted murder and armed robbery in which $9 was stolen.

Candelina Marie Bullard, 26, of 709 Nichols St. in Laurinburg, was arrested Saturday and charged with attempted first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiring to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, simple assault and battery, communicating threats, and felony conspiracy. The charges were filed in 2016.

Bullard was placed in the Robeson County jail under a $126,000 bond. Bullard was transferred to Robeson County from a women’s prison in Raleigh. Information on why she was in the Raleigh prison could not be obtained Wednesday.

According to court documents, Bullard threatened to injure Crystal Dial and conspired with Roland Peterson and Ginger Waynette Locklear to commit felony robbery with a dangerous weapon on Nov. 11, 2016. During the assault, a glass bottle and a handgun were used to threaten Dial, warrants show.

Court records indicate Bullard hit Dial in the back of the head, kicked and punched her, and then forced Dial’s head into a mud puddle that was ankle deep with water in an attempt to make Dial lose consciousness.

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Annick Joseph

Staff report

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