Man charged in Wadesboro triple homicide

By: By Natalie Davis - ndavis@ansonrecord.com
Anson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators with the Wadesboro Police Department say Robbie Harris shot and killed three men March 9 at Mr. D’s Bar and Grill. A woman was also shot and wounded.

Police have charged a man with three counts of murder following a shooting at Mr. D’s Bar and Grill that left three men dead and a woman injured.

Wadesboro officers responded to 1300 E. Caswell St. around 11: 28 p.m. — three minutes after receiving a call of shots fired — where they found two men on the floor who were later pronounced dead at the scene.

They also found another man and woman who had also been shot. Police say the man was taken to the local hospital where he later died. The woman was treated for her injuries at Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte and later released.

Two days later, police arrested 30-year-old Robbie Rakim Harris Jr. and charged him with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He is being held in the Anson County Jail without bond. Jail officials say he was denied bond in court on Monday. Records show he had a court appearance scheduled for Tuesday.

Agents with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation assisted the Wadesboro Police Department with processing the scene and conducting the investigation.

The names of the men killed — JA’Ques Kerreon McBryde, Thomas Maye III and Mareco Lawilder McNair — were released Monday. The name of the female victim was not released.

According to WSOC-TV, an Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent said the owner of Mr. D’s Bar and Grill voluntarily surrendered the establishment’s alcohol permit.

Online court records show Harris is also facing misdemeanor charges in Durham County of communicating threats and false imprisonment, with a court date of April 2.

Harris was most recently convicted of simple assault or affray in Union County in 2015, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

His first conviction was in 2008 on a felony charge of possession with intent to sell a Schedule VI controlled substance. His probation was revoked in Union County, landing him behind bars for five months in 2010.

Harris was convicted in 2013 on three counts of driving with a revoked license and assault. His probation was again revoked, sending him to prison for 3½ months.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

CONNECTED SHOOTING?

Anson County sheriff’s deputies were responded Saturday night to a shooting on Sam Johnson Road in Morven.

Sheriff Landric Reid told WSOC that a man was shot in the leg and was expected to recover.

Reid told the Charlotte television station he believes the shooting was in retaliation for the triple homicide in Wadesboro and that investigators were still looking into how the victim is connected to the homicides.

While deputies had a lead on the shooter, no arrests had been made early Tuesday.

Anson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators with the Wadesboro Police Department say Robbie Harris shot and killed three men March 9 at Mr. D’s Bar and Grill. A woman was also shot and wounded.
https://ansonrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_anson_robbieharris.jpgAnson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators with the Wadesboro Police Department say Robbie Harris shot and killed three men March 9 at Mr. D’s Bar and Grill. A woman was also shot and wounded.
Sheriff believes Morven shooting connected

By Natalie Davis

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