Authorities accuse North Carolina man in dismemberment death

May 9, 2019

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office says a man is accused of dismembering a man after a drug deal went bad.

News outlets report the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday that 19-year-old Carlos Rosas Jr. of Rockwell is charged with murder and concealing a death. Rosas is being held in the county jail without bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday. It’s not known if he has an attorney.

Also, the sheriff’s office announced 18-year-old Madison Harrington is charged with accessory after the fact to murder for what investigators say is her assistance in the concealment of the murder of 19-year-old Michael Elijah Earley.

The sheriff’s office says deputies had been looking for Earley, whose girlfriend had reported him missing on Monday.