Lumberton man charged with murder in I-95 road rage shooting

LUMBERTON, NC (WWAY)– The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the man they say is responsible for shooting and killing a mother of six from Pennsylvania during a road-rage incident last week on Interstate 95 in Robeson County.

Dejywan R. Floyd, 29, of Lumberton, was arrested at Parkview Apartments in Lumberton and is now charged with first-degree murder and discharging a weapon into an occupied property in connection with last week’s fatal shooting.

Julie Eberly of Manheim, Pennsylvania was killed when she and her husband Ryan Eberly were driving to the beach to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

The investigation revealed a road rage encounter unknowingly developed after Eberly’s GMC Yukon came close to Floyd’s Chevrolet Malibu during a merge into a lane. Floyd then allegedly pulled to the victim’s passenger side, rolled down his window, and fired multiple shots into the passenger door before driving off.

Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins issued a statement Thursday morning saying “The arrest of Floyd is the direct result of law enforcement agencies and the community working together. The surveillance footage provided to investigators by dozens of cooperating businesses and residents were critical elements in the tracking of Floyd’s path in Cumberland County prior to the shooting and throughout Lumberton and beyond after the shooting.”

Wilkins added “Regardless of the circumstances, no one deserved to be murdered while traveling our nations highways. I am proud of the investigative work put forth by the law enforcement agencies that came together as one to bring this case to a successful conclusion”.

Floyd was placed in the Robeson County Detention Center without bond and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday.

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