Deputies in NC arrest man accused of killing 78-year-old woman in her home


Lumberton, North Carolina — On Sunday, around 2:00 p.m., Robeson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Martin Oliver, 27, of 9663 Hwy 41 S. Fairmont. Oliver is charged with first degree murder, first degree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon. The charges are in relations to the homicide of Annie Grace Davis, 78, of 70 Primrose Dr., Fairmont.

Annie Grace Davis
Jonathan Martin Oliver

On May 5, 2019 at 5:15 a.m., Robeson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 70 Primrose Dr., Fairmont in reference to an alarm call. Davis was found inside of her residence deceased when the deputies arrived. Davis appeared to have been stabbed during a burglary.

Deputies say Oliver grew up in the community and was familiar with Davis.

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins says that solving cases requires community involvement and this case is a perfect example. Community involvement was critical in the agency’s ability to make a swift arrest in Davis’ homicide.

Oliver is being held in the Robeson County Detention Center without a bond.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division is investigating the death of Davis. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office newly developed K9 unit assisted in the investigation.

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