Reward offered for info on Maxton assault

Staff report

MAXTON — The family of a 74-year-old Maxton man is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever robbed and beat Lou Henderson in his home last month.

Henderson was sweeping his back porch at his home on the 2700 block of N.C. 71 at about 8 p.m. on April 21 when a person wearing a ski mask and brandishing a shotgun came around the house. Henderson was beaten and struck by the intruder’s rifle.

Cash and a revolver were stolen, an incident report says. Henderson’s family says his life was saved when his mechanic pulled up during the robbery.

Now, Henderson’s family is trying to find out who is responsible. They are offering the $1,000 reward through the St. Pauls Area Crimestoppers, which is offering an additional $500 reward.

“My dad has never hurt a soul in his life,” his daughter, Holly, said. “… He would give anybody anything. He’s so generous and he’s well-known in that area. I know there is so much crime there, but this is my dad and we thought he was going to die. It makes you fearful to live in your own home.”

Anyone with information is asked to call St. Pauls Crimestoppers at 910-865-8477.

Staff report

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