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The man suspected of killing Memphis rap legend Young Dolph (right) was captured in Indiana by the U.S. Marshals Service.
"After a coordinated investigation by the U.S. Marshals, Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, Justin Johnson was captured today around 3:00 p.m. (C.S.T.) in Indiana," according to a U.S. Marshals release.
Johnson was located hiding out in Indiana, days after he dropped a music video showcasing his mumble rap skills.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals announced Johnson as a person of interest and offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Johnson, 23, promised to turn himself in to police on Monday, Jan. 10. Instead, he dropped a music video.
Johnson, who uses the rap name "Straight Drop," posted on his Instagram story last week:
"Turning Myself In Monday @ 201. I'm Innocent. I'll Be Back Sooner Than You Can Blink." He also had a message for bloggers: "Next time post the REAL .. BS blogs."
Another suspect, Cornelius Smith was transferred to the Shelby County Jail from the DeSoto County Jail where he had been held since his arrest on December 9.
A joint press conference with U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller, Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis and Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich will be held tomorrow.
Justin Johnson, the 23-year-old suspect in Young Dolph's murder, is an aspiring rapper seen partying with Dolph in photos.
According to DJ Vlad, the photo "reveals a possible deeper connection that could answer more questions about the circumstances surrounding Dolph's tragic and untimely demise."
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Johnson is an aspiring Memphis rapper who called himself "Straight Droppp." His Instagram page @straightdroppp features photos of him flaunting cash, expensive cars, and designer clothing.
Instagram users suggested the money and cars were payoff for the hit on the famous rapper.
"To add insult to injury, Johnson is seen wearing a Paper Route Entertainment charm on his belt in a picture taken just before Dolph's murder. Many are suggesting he got the charm after a previous run-in with Dolph and his crew before the shooting."
Instagram sleuths identified Johnson as one of Dolph's killers in the days after the murder.
Law enforcement officials in Tennessee have identified a suspect in the shooting death of rapper Young Dolph.
Young Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton, was gunned down inside a Tennessee cookie shop on November 17.
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Dolph, a native of Memphis, was targeted by two gunmen who hopped out of a white Mercedes Benz and opened fire.
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Young Dolph, 36, was known for his charitable work in Memphis. He was in town to participate in his annual turkey giveaway for Thanksgiving.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service identified 23-year-old Justin Johnson as a suspect in the case.
A $15,000 reward is being offered for tips leading to Johnson's capture.
Johnson is described as a Black male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has the name "Jaiya," tattooed on his right arm.
The TBI tweeted on Tuesday night:
"We need your help to find Justin Johnson, wanted by @MEM_PoliceDept and TBI for 1st Degree Murder, Criminal Attempt-1st Degree Murder, & Theft of Property $10,000-$60,000.
He should be considered armed & dangerous.
Seen him? Call 901-378-3132 or 1-800-TBI-FIND."
In a separate tweet, the TBI wrote:
"A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by TBI for information leading to Justin Johnson’s arrest for a total reward of up to $15,000 in coordination with @USMarshalsHQ, @MEM_PoliceDept, and Crimestoppers."
A woman who fatally shot a mother execution-style on a crowded Brooklyn street in August was taken into custody in Florida, Eurweb.com reports.
Delia Johnson was shot point blank in the head hours after she attended her friend's funeral in August.
Disturbing video footage shows the moment Claudia Banton casually shot 42-year-old Delia Johnson in the head as she spoke with friends on August 4.
Banton was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Jacksonville, Florida, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea announced on Monday.
Johnson's mother was "ecstatic" at the news of Banton's arrest. Johnson is pictured above.
"I haven't slept" since hearing of Banton's arrest, mom Delia Barry told the NY Daily News.
Banton, 42, remains in custody in Florida while awaiting extradition to New York.
Johnson's sister previously described Banton as a family friend of more than two decades who often came by to eat and hang out in their home.
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Federal agents, state police, and U.S. Marshals continue their search for fugitive Brian Laundrie inside the 25,000 acre Carlton Reserve in southwest Florida. But he may have been spotted 500 miles away.
Laundrie, 23, is a "person of interest" in the death of his fiancée Gabby Petito.
A man who resembles Laundrie was spotted on a deer camera in Baker, Florida, about 500 miles away from his parents' home.
Sam Bass spotted the man on his deer cam and snapped a photo.
Bass wrote on his Facebook page on Monday:
"I'm not saying this is the guy but whoever was on my trail camera this morning in Baker, Fl strongly fits the description of Brian Laundrie, authorities have been contacted but people in the North West Florida area be on the look out."
Authorities have not confirmed whether the man in the photo is Laundrie.
According to Fox 10 News, Laundrie has no connection to the area, and none of the residents recognized the man in the photo.
A Petito family lawyer confirmed the human remains found at a Wyoming camp site on September 19 has been identified as Petito.
Laundrie was last seen at his parents' North Port, Florida home on Tuesday, Sept. 14. His attorney reported him missing a few days before Petito's body was found in a Wyoming park.
Petito and Laundrie set out on a cross-country road trip from New York on July 2. The couple documented their "van life" for their YouTube channel.
He showed up at his parents' Florida home without Petito on September 1. Her mother reported her missing on Sept. 11, but Laundrie refused to speak with police.
Tekashi69 must pay to remove his face tattoos to enter the government's witness protection program, because the government won't pay to remove his distinctive face tattoos.
The 23-year-old rapper turned government witness to shave decades off his prison sentence if he is convicted of racketeering, attempted murder, and firearm charges.
Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, faces up to 32 years in prison.
According to the NY Times, the witness protection program is one of Tekashi's options if he is released early from prison.
The government has successfully relocated reformed criminals and mobsters who turned government witness. One mobster is now a doll salesman in a suburban town.
But the rapper's distinctive rainbow colored hair and tattoos would make it difficult for him to blend into suburbia.
"Despite how connected we are, and the appetite for social media content in this country, there are places where, if this kid gets a haircut and wears normal clothes, no one would know or care who he is," said Jay Kramer, a former F.B.I. official.
The U.S. Marshals Service, which runs the witness protection program, won't pay for the removal of Mr. Hernandez's signature face tattoos if he is accepted into the program.
Once in the program, Tekashi can't have contact with his family, friends or associates.
A 3rd suspect has been arrested in connection with the June 18 shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion in South Florida.
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