Hargrove cases moving forward

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 07:32 PM

Two Henderson brothers charged in connection with the shooting death of a BP gas station clerk appeared in Vance County Superior Court before Judge Allen Baddour this week.

Marvin Hargrove Jr., 26, of 123 S. Cooper Drive, and Dontrell J. Hargrove, 23, of 464 Skenes Ave., were arrested in March after the two men and Diaquan Waddell allegedly attempted to rob the Raleigh Road gas station and fatally shot the 55-year-old owner, Ahmed Shahit.

Dontrell Hargrove’s case was moved to Aug. 11 for the third and final session of case management, which provides defendants with three chances to resolve their case before trial.

Marvin Hargrove’s case will be taken out of the case management system and proceed to trial.

Nick Bagshawe represents Dontrell Hargrove. David Waters and Paul Stainback represent Marvin Hargrove.

A grand jury indicted Marvin Hargrove in April on charges of first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping.

The indictment states that Marvin Hargrove stole $400, cigarettes and Shahit’s iPhone.

Dontrell Hargrove was indicted on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. He was involved in the robbery and helped Waddell and his brother flee the scene, according to the indictment.

Waddell, 18, of 1828 S. Clearview Drive, has also been indicted on charges of first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping.

He faces additional charges unrelated to this case — including four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of second-degree kidnapping.

In May, Judge Paul Ridgeway accepted the prosecution’s motion to seek the death penalty in the state’s first-degree murder cases against Waddell and Marvin Hargrove.

 

Contact the writer at smansur@hendersondispatch.com.