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Johnathan Lamont Hargrove

Police charge two teens in homicide

By Brie Handgraaf

Staff Writer

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Rocky Mount police arrested two teenagers Thursday night in connection with the shooting death of another teen earlier in the week.

Johnathan Lamont Hargrove, 18, of Whitakers and Kionte Marquis Ransom, 18, of Rocky Mount were charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Both were jailed in Nash County without bond.

Authorities said Hargrove and Ransom attempted to rob Jose Antonio Martinez, 17, Tuesday night on the 200 block of Jackson Street. Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said the robbery stemmed from a narcotics transaction and the suspects shot and killed Martinez.

No further details about the case were released.

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More of DA Evans’

More of DA Evans’ babies Both will be back in no time smoking blunts with ONE of his baby momma's after they go shopping at their local food lion with their EBT card. I work earning an honest so that these thugs can continue to get a free pass and freebies. I wish they would neuter this worthless thug!

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