Teen charged with involvement in May murder of Michael Earley out on bond

Published 2:05 pm Wednesday, November 6, 2019

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — A Salisbury teen charged with involvement in the May murder and dismemberment of 19-year-old Michael Earley has been released on bond, according to jail records.

Madison Drew Harrington, 19, of Fish Pond Road, was being held in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond. She was charged with felony accessory after the fact. Rowan County Sheriff’s detectives said in May that Harrington was accused of assisting in the dismemberment of Earley’s body and concealing the crime.

Harrington was released late Tuesday evening. Lauren Grimes, 19, remains in the Rowan County jail under a $300,000 secured bond. She was also charged with felony accessory after the fact.

Earley was killed six months ago after he went to sell marijuana to Carlos Rosas Jr. in a prearranged transaction. Earley was beaten, his body partially dismembered and his remains buried in a secluded area at Rosas’ Rockwell home. Rosas, who was charged with murder and concealment of a death, remains in the county jail under no bond.

Earley’s father, Stephen, told the Post he had some concerns about the release.

“She could be spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with her family. My son’s not alive and I don’t think that’s fair,” he said.

See more in Thursday’s Post.