Four charged stemming from deadly drug deal

A handful of suspects will be facing multiple charges following a drug deal last week that ended with two being stabbed and another dead. 19 year old Brandon Williams of Roseville, 21 year old Joseph Gigliotti from Macomb County’s Washington Township, 18 year old Joseph Smith of St. Clair County’s Burtchville Township, and 18 year old Alexandra Dillon from Warren were all arraigned Friday. They will all be facing armed robbery charges with Williams and Gigliotti also facing assault with intent to commit great bodily harm and felony firearms charges. They are accused of assaulting 21 year old Nathan Chavarria of Port Huron Township during the early morning hours this past Wednesday. A fifth suspect, 19 year old Jovonte Thurman of Mt. Clemens, died as a result of stab wounds and was discovered during a traffic stop in Port Huron later that morning. Williams, Gigliotti, and Smith had their bonds set at $250,000, while Dillon’s bond was set at $25,000. Sheriff’s deputies say the four and Thurman had made plans to rob Chavarria, who had agreed to sell them narcotics.