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Rocky Mount police search for murder suspect

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Jonathan Hargrove is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jose Antonia Martinez. Jonathan Hargrove is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jose Antonia Martinez.
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -

Rocky Mount police are searching for a man suspected of killing a teen Tuesday during a drug deal gone sour.

Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Jackson Street in Rocky Mount around 10:45 p.m. in reference to an assault. When they arrived, police found 17-year-old Jose Antonia Martinez dead from injuries received in the assault.

Investigators identified the suspect in the assault as 18-year-old Johnathan Lamont Hargrove. He is charged with first-degree murder.

Investigators believe the assault stemmed from a drug deal.

Anyone with any information on the murder or the location of Hargrove is asked to call the Rocky Mount Police Department at (252) 972-1411 or the Twin County Crime Stoppers at (252) 977-1111.

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