Governor offers reward for Northampton murder

Published 5:44 pm Friday, November 22, 2019

RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper announced on Thursday that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Robert Pane Hale, aka “Cowboy”, age 67, in Gaston.

On Monday, June 24, 2019, at approximately 11:27 p.m. Hale was shot and killed in the Hardee’s parking lot on Lawrenceville Road in Gaston. Hale was a commercial truck driver and was found lying between his commercial vehicle and his personal vehicle.

Anyone having information concerning this case should contact the Gaston Police Department at (252) 537-1047, Northampton County Crimestoppers at (252) 534-1110, Halifax County Crime Stoppers at (252) 583-4444 or the State Bureau of Investigation at (919) 662-4500.