HOPE MILLS, NC (WTVD) --The Hope Mills Police Department has charged three men in the murder of a 16-year-old last Saturday.
Investigators say the teen - who has not been named - was taken from a friend's home to a location along McKinnon Farm Road - a dirt road north of the town - and shot.
His body was found just after 8 a.m. Along a unpaved portion of the road, a piece of yellow crime scene tape is still tied around a tree branch, marking the general area where police found the 16 year old's body.
Police said the shooting was drug related.
Now, detectives have charged 18-year-old Devon Scott Hall of Fayetteville with first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, and felony robbery.
Darian Rashad Revels, 20, of Hope Mills, is also charged with first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, and felony robbery.
Daniel Worth Hall Jr., 19, is charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. Devon Hall and Daniel Hall Jr. are brothers.
All three were arrested in Fayetteville. The men charged with murder are being held without bond. Hall Jr. is being held on a $250,000 bond.
On Friday, the three men charged faced a judge for the first time.
Wearing an orange jail jumpsuit in a heavily guarded detention center courtroom, Hall looked down as he listened to the charges read by District Court Judge Tal Baggett.
Judge Baggett told both Revels and Devon Hall that they could face life in prison or the death penalty if convicted of murder.
Police said the investigation is not over and more may be charged.