The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with the murder of Norman General Store owner, Michael Leverne Collins Sr., 53, who was killed during a robbery overnight Monday, according to Sheriff James Clemmons Jr.
Deputies responded to the scene at 12:24 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a call from a family member. The deputies found the store owner dead, the sheriff said.
“We have two suspects in custody and one has been charged,” said Clemmons on Tuesday afternoon.
Alexander Ingram, 61, of Jackson Springs, N.C., has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and murder, the sheriff said. Ingram is in custody at Richmond County Jail, under no bond.
The second suspect has yet to be charged, and Clemmons refrained from commenting further as investigation is still ongoing.
Clemmons said the body would be sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s office at Chapel Hill to determine the cause of death.