The Dunn Daily Record is all over court proceedings this week in the case of three people from Lee and Harnett counties who are accused in the August murders of Bryant Rosser and Kelcie Vann.
The Daily Record reported Tuesday and Thursday, based on court proceedings and statements from Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats that Greg Fargas, Jadin Bailey and Tracey Read could potentially face the death penalty in connection with the allegations against them and that robbery was allegedly the motive in the double murder.
Rosser, 27, of Spring Lake, and Vann, 24, of Sanford, were found shot to death in a bullet-riddled car in the woods off N.C. 87 near the Lee-Harnett County line on Aug. 14. Fargas, of Lillington, was charged in their deaths on Sept. 1. Bailey, also of Lillington, and Read, of Sanford, were charged hours later.
From the Daily Record’s coverage:
The three people who are charged with the execution-style killing of a young couple in Harnett County last month are facing more charges. Meanwhile, Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats said the motive behind the murders was robbery.
“They were going to rob them,” he said.
In addition to present murder charges, Gregory Recardo Fargas, 27, of Lillington is now facing additional charges of two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of conspiracy of murder, 18 counts of discharging a firearm into occupied property, two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of possession of a stolen firearm.
Jadin Quincy Bailey, 20, of Lillington now also faces new charges of two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts conspiracy of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts conspiracy of murder and 13 counts of discharging a firearm into occupied property.
Tracy Nicole Read, 33, of Sanford is facing the additional charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts conspiracy of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of conspiracy of murder and conspiracy of discharging a firearm into occupied property.
All three suspects are in custody at the Harnett County Jail without bond. Bailey’s attorney has asked for a bond hearing on Sept. 26, according to the Daily Record’s report. Additionally, the Daily Record reports that while prosecutors haven’t reached a decision, the death penalty remains on the table in this case:
Assistant District Attorney Don Harrop announced the state is considering asking that the three be prosecuted as capital cases, meaning the DA would ask for death if they are convicted. That decision is still up in the air and must be approved by the courts.
Meanwhile, Harnett Sheriff Wayne Coats detailed the additional charges against Fargas, Bailey, and Read in a press release available at the Facebook page of the Harnett Dispatch:
Senseless murder of these two young people. Whatever they had on them, if anything at all, was certainly not worth taking their lives over. I believe the death penalty is too good for these alleged murderers. Life without possibility of parole would be a far better punishment.
There’s nothing in this world that I would kill anyone over unless it was protecting my kids or me. Whatever it was these 3bwere robbing them for rather it was money, drugs, or whatever, wasn’t worth killing them. My question is if they had guns and was just out to rob them for whatever it was they were robbing them for, why did they have to kill them. Why not just rob them and leave , now that leads to another question, what were they robbing them of, there’s more to this than these 3 just trying to rob them, what made them fire so many shots into the vehicle, but not matter what it wasn’t worth murdering over.