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Moore County Sheriff Seeking Teen Accused of Murder

Posted May 31, 2007

— The Moore County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that its officers were looking for a teen accused of murder.

Sheriff's officials said they held warrants charging James Allen Hammonds, 17, with one count of murder, one count of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The charges are related to a homicide reported to the sheriff’s office on May 24 in Cameron.

Sheriff’s deputies located the body of Jonathan Elee Grice, 27, of 305 Baker Road, wrapped in a car cover, behind the residence. The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.

Jessica Denise White, 24, also of 305 Baker Road, and Albert Devonte Brown, 26, of 240 Brookside Road, Pinehurst, have already been charged. Both were being held in the Moore County Detention Center without  bond.

Hammonds should be considered armed and dangerous, according to sheriff's officials. Anyone with information about his whereabouts wais asked to call the Moore County Sheriff’s Office at 910-947-2931.


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  • temp258 Jun 1, 2007

    Sounds to me like this kid's already been tried and convicted. Whatever happed to "Innocent until proven guilty"?

  • All American Jun 1, 2007

    Hopefully they will catch this looser and keep all 3 of the suspects in prison for a very very long time. Imagine, 17 and a murderer..... Nice job to the parents!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2alegal Jun 1, 2007

    I believe it is time for society to wake up. You have to be responsible for your selves. I get tired of hearing about someone's background made them do it so many times it makes me sick. Grow up and get a job....become something meaningful to society.

  • skinnycow Jun 1, 2007

    Another young wasted life. Unrepenting and undeserving of life because he couldnt respect another persons right to live. Peer pressure, economics, upbringing, whatever. Eventually, people have to take a deep look inside themselves and realize that not all people mean good and are good. Some folks are bad/evil whatever you want to call it. I hope he is found and justice is served if he is guilty.