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Rocky Mount police searching for murder suspect

Posted June 25

Johnathan Lamont Hargrove

— Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with the death of a 17-year-old at a Rocky Mount home.

Johnathan Lamont Hargrove, 18, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jose Antonio Martinez, whom police found dead at 224 Jackson St. around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators believe Martinez’s death was the result of a drug deal turned violent.

Police ask that anyone with information about Hargrove’s whereabouts or the crime to call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.

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  • 678devilish Jun 25, 2:30 p.m.

    Another shooting in Chatham County, Siler City. A man was killed.