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Whitakers man, Rocky Mount man arrested for murder

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Rocky Mount police say they've arrested two men and charged them with murder.

18-year-old Johnathan Lamont Hargrove of Whitakers and Kionte Marquis Ransome of Rocky Mount are charged with 1st Degree Murder and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon in the death of 17-year-old Jose Antonio Martinez.

The incident that led to Martinez's death happened Tuesday night in the 200 block of Jackson Street just before 11 p.m.

Officers arriving on the scene to a report of an aggravated assault found Martinez dead from injuries sustained in the incident. Investigators quickly identified his assailant as 18-year-old Johnathan Lamont Hargrove and  obtained a warrant for 1st Degree Murder against him.

The incident is believe to be related to a narcotics transaction that turned violent.

Hargrove and Ransome have been incarcerated in the Nash County Jail under no bond.
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