Christopher Robson, 44, was charged on Monday for the murder of Joseph and Katherine Cassidy, and is being held for that charge on no bond.
The Richmond Observer first reported the tragic case early last week, but with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department having not yet released the name of the suspect, the Observer withheld that information out of respect for the case until receiving the official press release yesterday from the Sheriff’s Department.
Chief Deputy Mark Gulledge announced Tuesday that Robson has been charged with two counts of murder, assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present, discharge of a barreled weapon into an occupied vehicle, larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony flee to elude arrest, and resisting a public officer.
During the investigation, the Sheriff’s Department discovered that Robson had taken two firearms from a residence in Ellerbe and was later identified to be in possession of those firearms.
The infant child, who was found alive in the vehicle by law enforcement, is still alive and is in good condition.
The Richmond Observer will continue to report on this story as more information becomes available. Our continued thoughts and prayers are extended to the family of the victims of this terrible crime.