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Rocky Mount woman charged with murder

Posted April 19, 2010

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— A 31-year-old Rocky Mount woman faces charges of second-degree murder and domestic violence.

Police say Christine Hana Jackson and Jemonte Donell Spragley, 27, were arguing in the backyard of a home at 536 Powell Drive on Friday night.

Authorities said Jackson went inside and locked the door. Spragley broke the glass door and entered.

Jackson assaulted Spragley in the neck with a knife.

Spragley was transported to Nash General Hospital where he died.

When personnel from the Crime Scene Evidence Unit and Criminal Investigation Division responded to process the crime scene and investigate the incident, several marijuana plants were found on the property.

Jackson is also charged with assault on a government official, possession of marijuana and manufacturing marijuana.

She was being held with no bond at the Nash County jail on Monday.

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  • crustyhalo Apr 20, 2010

    It does not say if he had a weapon or not...if he did, it would be self defense otherwise...no it is second degree murder

  • SkinsFan Apr 20, 2010

    One part of Rocky Mount is awful. Most of the area is very nice and has low crime. It is really just one area and you can guess the demographics there.

  • Tiffany2007 Apr 19, 2010

    "assault on a government official, possession of marijuana"....you can't believe anything she say. Women can be ruthless also. Look at her. He can't speak. She is where she belong.

  • Weetie Apr 19, 2010

    Rocky Mount is as bad as Durham these days!

  • hiyadun Apr 19, 2010

    Rocky Mount is awful!

  • BJ2010 Apr 19, 2010

    Did it ever dawn on you guys that she was the only person being physical during this altercation? Do you seriously think the woman is being charged with not only murder but domestic violence with there being an indication that she was defending herself? A man got killed, yet no visible scratch is probably on the woman. Women are abusive too. Men just never report it.

  • hank5049 Apr 19, 2010

    this is the 5th murder for rocky mount in 2010.

  • hank5049 Apr 19, 2010

    this is not a wral written story. this was taken from the rmpd e-policing report.

    4/16/10 @ 2351 hours
    Domestic Violence, 2nd Degree Murder, Assault on a Government Official
    536 Powell Drive
    Victim: Jemonte Donell Spragley, age 27
    Suspect: Christine Hana Jackson, age 31
    The suspect, Christine Jackson and the victim, Jemonte Spragley were involved in a domestic argument in the rear of the residence. Jackson went inside and locked the door. Spragley broke the glass door and entered. Jackson assaulted Spragley with a knife, striking him in the neck. Spragley was transported to Nash General Hospital and was pronounced deceased at 0101 hours. Personnel from the Crime Scene Evidence Unit and Criminal Investigation Division responded to process the crime scene and investigate the incident. Several marijuana plants were located on the property during the search of the residence. JACKSON was charged with 2nd Degree Murder, three counts Assault on a Government Official, Possession of Marijuana

  • christinathefern Apr 19, 2010

    Yeah, something is missing. Gotta love the reporting here:)

  • Hmmmmmm Apr 19, 2010

    It may have been his house too. Maybe he broke his own door and sat down on his couch. Maybe she didn't like that so she stabbed him. Maybe that's why she is charged with murder.

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