A man suspected of killing Memphis legend Young Dolph was dropped by an attorney for Dolph’s enemies, Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta.
Rumors were rampant that Justin Johnson (left) was being represented by Art Horne (right), longtime attorney for Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta.
Young Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton, was gunned down in a Memphis cookie store on Nov. 17.
When Fox13 News reached out to Johnson’s attorney, Horne, for comment, he said he would speak after his client turned himself in.
Johnson was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Marshals in Indiana.
On Thursday, Horne confirmed he was no longer representing Johnson.
Authorities are investigating what, if any, connection Blac Youngsta (left) and Yo Gotti (right) had to the alleged killers.
Horne was successful in getting charges dropped against Blac Youngsta when he was arrested for shooting up Dolph’s car back in 2017.
Straight Drop (Justin Johnson) needs a new lawyer. Art Horne just told me Drop got dropped. Horne confirmed he is not representing anyone associated with the Young Dolph murder case. pic.twitter.com/wbUSyB8RyX
— Jeremy Pierre FOX13 (@JeremypierreFOX) January 13, 2022
Horne released a statement via Instagram, saying:
“After reading a few recent articles, watching a half dozen blogs and skimming through the comments section I’ve learned a sobering fact: Misinformation spreads and sells far faster than the truth.”
Johnson, an aspiring rapper named Straight Drop, allegedly killed Dolph for refusing to sign him to a recording contract.