HOPE MILLS, N.C. (WNCN)–A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a double murder in Hope Mills, according to police.

Police said Rodney McCrary, 68, was arrested and charged with two counts each of first-degree
murder, first-degree kidnapping and concealing or failure to report a death.”

Two people who were reported to be lying in the grass behind a Hope Mills apartment building on Wednesday, May 18 and were later confirmed dead, police said.

Police identified the victims as 48-year-old Julie Camacho Smith and 25-year-old Desmond Miles Brewington, a mother and son.

This happened on Hackberry Drive in Hope Mills, according to police.