Police in Lumberton, North Carolina say they’ve arrested a man in connection with a road rage shooting that left a Pennsylvania woman dead.
Dejywan R. Floyd, 29, of Lumberton, NC, was arrested at the Parkview Apartments overnight, according to authorities. He is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Julie Eberly, 47, of Mannheim, Pennsylvania, along with discharging a weapon into occupied property.
The arrest comes after surveillance footage of Floyd’s car was released to the public along with a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
“This was a 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,” said Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins
Eberly and her husband, Ryan, were traveling through North Carolina from Pennsylvania on the way to celebrate their 7th wedding anniversary in South Carolina.
Shortly before 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, officers responded to a report of a person shot on Interstate 95 in Lumberton. Eberly, who was sitting on the passenger side of the vehicle, suffered several gunshot wounds and was transported to Southeastern Health where she was pronounced dead. Eberly leaves behind six children.
“Regardless of the circumstances, no one deserved to be murdered while traveling our nation’s highways. I am proud of the work put forth by the law enforcement agencies that came together as one to bring this case to a successful conclusion,” said Wilkins.
Floyd is being held at the Robeson County Detention Center without bond.