Police: New Jersey teen shot and killed in the Poconos over $100 weed debt

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MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with a homicide in Middle Smithfield Township that happened earlier this month that left a New Jersey teenager dead.

Tyrone Michael Parson, 19, Stroudsburg and Kellie Vanessa Nelson, 18 of East Stroudsburg were arrested by Pennsylvania State Police without incident on Thursday.

Police say Parson admitted to shooting 19-year-old Jaheem Keith Alston of Paterson, New Jersey back on October 16th in the area of Arrowhead Lane and Gingerbread Lane in Middle Smithfield Township. According to court documents, Parson told investigators Alston owed him $100 from prior sales of marijuana. Police also say they determined Alston was driving the vehicle during the time of the killing.

Troopers say Alston was found shot in a wooded area next to the roadway. Parson and Nelson are locked up in the Monroe County Correctional Facility.

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