Richmond County Daily Journal
Rockingham police are investigating the shooting death of a Lillington man at a location off Fayetteville Road near the intersection of Long Drive, Police Chief Robert Voorhees said Tuesday.
He said George Britt Cockman Jr., 38, of Lillington was pronounced dead at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital before his body was flown to Charlotte as an organ donor.
Police received a call at 8:32 p.m. Tuesday to the scene where officers found Cockman lying on the ground and unresponsive.
Officers began a road search in the area for a silver Dodge Neon identified by a witness.
Voorhees said the department has a positive lead in the case.
Cockman was shot with a handgun with two bullets striking his chest and neck and face area.
“We are working diligently to identify the suspects,” Voorhees said.
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Incidents reported to the Rockingham Police Department include:
n At a building on Rockingham Road, Rockingham, someone did $10 damage to a window and stole $105 worth of property.
n At a house on North Lawrence Street, Rockingham, someone did $20 damage to a door, $20 damage to a gutter and stole $1,370 worth of property and 14 rods and reels.
n A resident on West Broad Avenue, Rockingham, told police someone charged $319.18 to his bank card account without his permission.
n Two pairs of shoes valued at a total of $99.98 were stolen from a store at Falling Creek Plaza Shopping Center, Rockingham.
n Someone did $50 damage to a window at a residence on Cauthen Drive, Rockingham.
n Gary Wayne Dockery, 46, Palisades Circle, Rockingham, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of assault on a female. He was held in Richmond County Jail until a judge set bond.
n Miranda Shay Spaulding, 20, 2nd Street, Ellerbe, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of larceny.
n Rebecca Reese, 35, Rockingham, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of larceny. Bond was set at $5,000.
n Shakena Denise Jenkins, 16, 5th Street, Hamlet, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of larceny. A 14-year-old girl was held in the same case for juvenile authorities.
Information on criminal activity may be reported anonymously to Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 997-5454. When leading to arrests, rewards may be offered for such information.
n Arrest reports published in the Richmond County Daily Journal are copied from local law enforcement records. Except for people injured in motor vehicle accidents or reportable deaths, victims including people, businesses and institutions and their addresses are not included as a matter of newspaper policy. Reports include both arrests and criminal summons such as citations. The Daily Journal lists them all as arrests. People charged are presumed innocent until determined to be guilty by a court of law.