Two brothers charged in Robeson County murder

Edward Thomas

Charles Thomas has been charged with First Degree Murder and Robbery with a Deadly Weapon in the murder of Earnest Schurlock, 34, during a home invasion at his house on Lombardy Village Road in the Shannon area of Robeson County last Friday night.

Thomas' brother Edward Lee Thomas is charged with Accessory After the Fact of Murder.

Schurlock's wife found her husband dead inside a building behind his home, according to Major Anthony Thompson with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.

Thompson says Schurlock had been robbed and shot.

The Thomas brothers are being in the Robeson County Detention Center.