Police: Man who shot, killed mother and grandparents charged


JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) A North Carolina man who killed his mother and grandparents was arrested at a grocery store, authorities said.

Jordan Tyshon Meade was booked into a detention center Saturday on charges including three counts of murder.

According to a news release from the Onslow County Sheriffs office, the investigation into the case began Friday morning when the office got a call about an abandoned SUV that appeared stolen.

Deputies traced the car back to the home of Meades grandparents in Jacksonville, 178 miles (286 kilometers) southeast of where the car was found.

Upon their arrival at the home, they found Meades grandparents, Geraldine A. Hawks, 60, and Emmitt Jordan Hawks Sr., 71, both dead from a gunshot wound. Meades mother, Jackqueline Meade, 48, was also found fatally shot in the house next door.

Deputies launched a statewide search for Meade, 20, before his arrest at a grocery store Saturday morning.

He is being held on no bond for the three murder charges, and on a $20,000 bond for additional charges.

The investigation into the case was ongoing.