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Man charged in Hoke double homicide

Posted March 26, 2012 12:19 p.m. EDT

— A Hoke County man was charged Monday with killing a man and woman in their Raeford home.

Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said that Tommy Charles Brown, 35, and Thalia Rebbecca Mook, 35, were shot at their 110 TC Jones Road home around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Brown and Mook were pronounced dead at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

John Oliver Hill Jr., 48, of 5621 Philippi Church Road, was charged with first-degree murder and placed in the Hoke County jail without bond.

He will likely face more charges once the investigation is complete, Peterkin said. Investigators haven't commented on a motive.

Deputies found 10 firearms at Hill's home, the sheriff said.