JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A Jacksonville man was arrested in a Burlington grocery store after his mom and grandparents were found dead inside their homes in Onslow County Friday, according to officials.
At approximately 10:20 a.m. on Friday, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 1020 Birchwood Lane, Jacksonville, while investigating a report of an abandoned SUV.
Burlington Police Department earlier discovered the abandoned SUV in Burlington and requested the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department check on the registered owner’s home.
When deputies arrived, Geraldine A Hawks, 60, and Emmitt Jordan Hawks Sr., 71, were discovered dead at the residence. Upon further investigation, an additional victim, Jackqueline Meade, 48, was discovered next door. All three victims died from gunshot wounds.
Deputies said Jackqueline Meade was the suspect’s mother while the other two victims were his grandparents.
Missing from the Hawk’s home was a burgundy 2019 Ford Explorer, which was later recovered Saturday in Burlington.
A statewide search began for Jordan Tyshon Meade, who was later found by police in a Burlington store.
Meade, 20, was arrested and charged with three counts of murder and is being held with no bond. He was transferred from Alamance County to Onslow County.
He is also being held with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a motor vehicle, larceny of a firearm, posession of stolen firearm, for which he has a $20,000 secured bond.
Meade is currently in the Onslow County Sheriff’s Detention Center pending a first appearance Monday.
This is an ongoing investigation, no additional information is available at this time.
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