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Teen Wanted in Slaying Surrenders

Posted June 4, 2007

— A teenager wanted in connection with a slaying last month surrendered to authorities over the weekend.

James Allen Hammonds, 17, surrendered to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. He is charged with murder, felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Moore County deputies located the body of Jonathan Elee Grice, 27, of 305 Baker Road, wrapped in a car cover, behind the residence on May 24. The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, and the slaying occurred several days before the body was discovered, authorities said.

Jessica Denise White, 24, also of 305 Baker Road, and Albert Devonte Brown, 26, of 240 Brookside Road in Pinehurst, also are charged in the case.


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  • bonnnie Jun 4, 2007

    KIDS Need More DISIPLINE in their life and maybe they wouldnot be in so much trouble these days, they would learn there is consciquences for their actions!

  • OhYea Jun 4, 2007

    We now "tolerate" individuals to the point that they eventually do something very very stupid. Parents, teachers and aquaintances can not longer punish youngsters when they misbehave so they know no consequences until we throw them behind bars for life. Unfortunately we have to understand that being a more "inclusive" society, trying to give "everyone", "every chance", everyone else has is going to reult in more of the human freaks among us. Just learn to live with it.

  • 2alegal Jun 4, 2007

    krazi....I can tell you....Parents have stopped being parents and teaching responsibility....I raised 3 alone....I know how hard it can be to do without......PARENTS STEP UP! Take responsibility for your offspring.

  • North Carolina Native Jun 4, 2007

    i know what you mean krazi... my son is 17 and works at least 40 hours a week in the hot sun during the summer. The only thing he wants to do when he's off is eat, rest, eat, eat, and hang out with his girlfriend.

  • krazi_katt Jun 4, 2007

    I see these reports and feel sick at the ages of these people. My son is only 14 1/2 but that is so close to 17 years old. My son still watches cartoons! I can't image him hurting someone and he has a temper! What has gone so wrong in this world that children are taking guns and killing another person?!?!?! I truly feel that this is related to overpopulation and poor family structure.