Search continues for murder suspect

LUMBERTON — The teenager still on the run after lawmen say he shot and killed a man early Monday has a history of violent crimes, according to court records.

Zyquis Rhaheim Lewis-McNair, 19, of 153 Shelia Road in St. Pauls, is charged with first degree-murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle in connection to the shooting death of Jessie Locklear, 26, of Liberty Park Road. Locklear was found shortly before midnight unresponsive in a vehicle on Rennert Road in Shannon.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for Lewis-McNair, and he should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who comes into contact with him should call 911 or the Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3100.

Warrants obtained by The Robesonian show Lewis-McNair’s criminal record dates back to 2015. Several charges from 2017 and 2018 still are pending. Those charges include felony probation violation, felony breaking and entering, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, failure to yield to flashing lights, felony conspiracy, all in Robeson County; and misdemeanor carrying concealed firearm in Cumberland County.

Lewis-McNair was convicted on April 29 of intimidating a witness. Details of that case were not available Tuesday.

Lewis-McNair was charged and convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, according to court records. Lewis-McNair used a Glock .40 handgun on May 22, 2017, to assault Brian McMillan, according to the records.

In 2015 Lewis-McNair was charged and convicted of assaulting Anaitonio Brown by punching him in the nose.


By Annick Joseph

Staff writer

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