2 Hoke County men, 1 juvenile charged with attempted murder and felony conspiracy

Shown is a police car with flashing lights. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

RAEFORD – Seven months after the shooting of an unidentified 51-year-old man on Peaceford Avenue in Raeford, two Hoke County men and one juvenile boy have been charged with attempted murder and felony conspiracy.

Deputies with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office received word of the shooting at roughly 11 p.m. on November 6, 2022. Upon arriving, they found the victim with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was immediately taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital by first responders.

Last Thursday, deputies arrested Prophett McKeithan and charged him with attempted murder and felony conspiracy. According to the sheriff’s office, a lengthy investigation took place leading up to McKeithan’s arrest.

The second adult male charged with the November shooting, Elijah Ravenell, was already in custody on unrelated charges. The juvenile suspect, who will remain unnamed, had also previously been arrested before the attempted murder and conspiracy charges were applied. 

The sheriff’s office thanked the U.S. Marshals Service for their assistance with this case.