LUMBERTON — A Pembroke man awaiting trial for murder is facing multiple drug charges and possession of a weapon of mass destruction.
Joshua Earl Maynor, 30, of 172 Bronford Road in Pembroke, was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, felony possession of cocaine, manufacture of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to a half ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to information from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. Maynor was jailed under a $25,000 secured bond.
Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Task Force agents on Thursday searched Maynor’s residence, according to Sheriff’s Office information. Drugs and a sawed-off shotgun were seized during the search. To classify as a weapon of mass destruction, a shotgun’s barrel must be cut down to less than 18 inches in length.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives assisted with the investigation.
Maynor was was arrested on March 16, 2015, in connection to the March 15, 2015, death of Marvin Ray Jones. Maynor was released on bond shortly after his arrest, and his trial for second-degree murder is pending.
In an unrelated case, Johnny Lee McDonald Jr., 28, of Traditional Drive in Maxton, was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to information from the Sheriff’s Office.
Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Task Force agents arrested McDonald after they found a stolen firearm in the vehicle during a traffic stop on Preston Road in Maxton. McDonald was taken to the Robeson County Detention Center and placed under a $25,000 secured bond.