Two charged in 17-year-old's death in Rocky Mount
Posted June 27
Rocky Mount, N.C. — Two people face charges in the death of a teenager found dead in a Rocky Mount home Tuesday night.
Johnathan Lamont Hargrove, 18, of Whitakers, and Kionte Marquis Ransome, 18, of Rocky Mount, were arrested Wednesday on first-degree murder charges in the death of Jose Antonio Martinez.
Police responding to a report of an aggravated assault found Martinez dead at a house at 224 Jackson St. Investigators believe his death was the result of a drug deal that turned violent.
Hargrove and Ransome, who were each jailed without bond Friday, also face one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.