Scotland County investigators arrested a man from Rowland last week and charged him with murdering a college student from Raeford.
Deputies with the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office arrested Timarius Frederick Baker, 20, of the 200 block of West Church Street in Rowland on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Demosha Clegg. Baker was also charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, and pending charges included arson of a vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon.seen alive at the Encore nightclub in McColl, South Carolina. Clegg apparently left the club with Baker, Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones said.
“Basically, she was at the nightclub, Encore nightclub, and in some kind of way they met each other and they left the club. And some type of altercation occurred and she was shot several times as a result of the altercation, and her body was found Sunday morning around 9 a.m. by somebody on their way to work,” Jones said.
Investigators located Clegg’s car Monday in Rowland. The vehicle had been “totally burned,” Jones said. Authorities believe Baker took Clegg’s vehicle and burned it, the sheriff said.
Clegg grew up in Hoke County and attended Hoke High School. She is survived by her mother Brenda; sisters Conntina, Valeria, Elaine and Cecila; and brother Wayne. The funeral was held Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m. in Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Highland Biblical Gardens.