Suspect Surrenders In La Grange Double Shooting

The man wanted for shooting two people this past weekend is now behind bars.

Robert Smith surrendered himself to Lenoir County deputies Wednesday afternoon.

Smith is accused of shooting Anthony Dawson and Michael Haynie around midnight Friday night at a home on North Hadden Street in La Grange. Deputies say both men were hit with a shotgun blast at close range and their conditions have improved to stable.

Smith is in jail on a $1,000,000 bond.


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Lawmen in Lenoir County are looking for a man they say shot two people over the weekend.

Robert Smith, who deputies say goes by the street name as "Hotfoot", is wanted for two counts of attempted first degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

The shooting happened around midnight Friday night at a home on North Hadden Street in La Grange. Deputies say both men were hit with a shotgun blast at close range and their conditions have improved to fair.

Investigators believe the 67-year-old Smith may be traveling towards Wilmington where he previously lived.

If you have information on Smith, please contact the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office at 252-559-6100 or Lenoir County Crimestoppers at 252-523-4444.


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