Brothers charged in deadly hit-and-run after drug deal gone wrong, police say

Brothers charged in deadly hit-and-run after drug deal gone wrong, police say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two brothers have been charged in a deadly hit-and-run after dragging a man with their car during a drug deal gone wrong, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Police said Scott McMannes, 21, and Zachary McMannes, 17, met up with a man around 1 a.m. Saturday on Trinity Road off Beatties Ford Road to make a drug deal when an argument broke out.

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According to officers, Scott drove off with the man still hanging onto the side of his car until he crashed into a silver 2005 Kia Sorento with two women inside while trying to get away.  The two women inside the Kia were not hurt.

(Scott and Zachary McMannes)

Investigators said Scott kept driving until he and Zachary eventually jumped out and ran.

The two men were gone by time officers said they got to the scene and found the man's body lying in the road.

Police arrested the brothers after Scott called 911 and tried to report his car stolen.

Scott is charged with felony hit-and-run, misdemeanor hit-and-run and possessing counterfeit U.S. currency.

Zachary is charged with felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor hit-and-run.

The brothers will appear in court Monday.

The victim's name has not yet been released.

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