Kenneth Jerome Hobbs, Sr, 51, of Fayetteville, was charged Saturday afternoon in the shooting death of Quentin Orlando Belk.

He is now the third person charged in the shooting in which Belk died and a female was also shot in the neck. The female victim survived and later released from the hospital. The shooting occurred at a home on Helen Lane in Cameron on December 29.

Hobbs has no prior convictions in North Carolina.


Quentin Orlando Belk died a day later at UNC Hospital.

The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle, and one of the suspects, George Bernhardt Roderick, Jr., was apprehended the same day.

Roderick, Jr., 37, of Fayetteville,  was charged with one count of murder, one count  of attempted first degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflicting serious injury. 

George Bernhardt Roderick, Jr.

Roderick has a 2002 felony conviction for conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in Cumberland County.

Robert Lee Gillespie, 54, of Cameron, is also charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. Gillespie has a lengthy record that includes numerous assaults on females, assault inflicting serious injury, and felony breaking and entering. 

Robert Lee Gillespie.

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting was not a random act.

“This was not a random act of violence, as it is believed that all parties involved were of at least minimal acquaintance,” said Sheriff Ronnie Fields.

All three suspects are being held without bond with a court date scheduled on Jan. 23.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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