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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  • by meme Location: rocky mount on May 19, 2010 at 10:09 AM
    yall gotta stop tawkin boud my cousin like dat i miss him so much r.i.p d.s.s we miss n luv you
  • by Data Man on Mar 26, 2010 at 10:23 AM
    This is so sad. I am so tired of seeing these young black men killing each other over stupid stuff! They know better than this. When will we realize that we are only hurting ourselves. The US banned hanging and hate crimes against blacks and now we have taken over and killing each other like fools!! You never see young white kids doing this stuff in their neighborhoods. Black are afraid to even do this white areas as well. As long as we kill each other in the slums nothing is going to be done about it! Wake up people!
  • by Wow Location: Tarboro on Mar 26, 2010 at 08:28 AM
    Obviously Derrie didn't learn his lesson from last year when he had been shot and was in critical condition. Now he's not coming back. When are these kids going to learn that this kind of lifestyle is a choice and not just a product of society.
  • by Marie Location: Greenville on Mar 26, 2010 at 06:07 AM
    Stupo, one killing is too many
  • by Anonymous Location: Rocky Mount on Mar 25, 2010 at 08:29 PM
    I understand Rocky Mounts crime rate is through the roof but don't bash the police officer's that work the city. The officer try there best to deter crime but sometimes it isn't enough. Instead of downing them, show apprication for the mess they go through. If you think it's an easy job to do, try it yourself.
  • by To: Sick Location: Williamston on Mar 25, 2010 at 05:51 PM
    Then do something about it. The way I see it if the morons in Rocky Mount keep killing themselves out, the bad will eventually weed themselves out. They (the police) are'nt arresting enough or able to keep them locked up and this country is steering away from the death penalty. The only thing left, let the bad kill the bad.
  • by Truth Location: Rocky Mount on Mar 25, 2010 at 05:37 PM
    There have only been 4 murders in Rocky Mount in 2010. Get your facts straight.
  • by voter Location: nc on Mar 25, 2010 at 03:43 PM
    quinton hinton from winton walk??? gowaaannnn are y'all greenin me?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2010 at 03:07 PM
    Ya know, its sad when you are not a bit shocked that anyone was killed in Rocky Mount. CRAPPY TOWN. Full of ghetto losers with NOTHING positive or productive to do but kill, steal and destroy.
  • by Cornholio Location: Parmele on Mar 25, 2010 at 03:06 PM
    The beat goes on in the diverse streets, rural roads and slums of eastern NC. If Rocky Mount keeps this up they may surpass the rural slums of western Martin County and Williamston as murder capital of North Carolina.
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