UPDATE: Arrest In Rocky Mount Double Murder

A suspect has been arrested in the shooting deaths of two people at a Rocky Mount apartment.

Police arrested 25 year-old Marquette Joyner and charged him with two counts of first degree murder.

The bodies of 17-year-old Derrie Smith and 25-year-old Quinton Hinton were found in an apartment on Boone Street in Rocky Mount about 12:54 this morning.

Rocky Mount police say "a possible motive in this case is robbery related to drug activity."

Hinton lived in Rocky Mount, on Winton Walk, and Smith also lived in Rocky Mount, on Buff Road. There is no word why they were in the apartment on Boone Street where they were found shot.


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