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Fox 13 Memphis is reporting that 23 year old Justin Johnson, was arrested in Indiana on Tuesday (January 11) and the second suspect, 32 year old Cornelius Smith, was also arrested and booked into Shelby County Jail. As of this morning, Wednesday, January 12, officials released an official indictment against the two men charged in Young Dolph’s death.
Smith is also charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at Young Dolph’s brother, who was with him inside Makeda’s Cookies at the time of the shooting.
According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s office, Johnson announced on social media shortly before his capture that he would turn himself in on Monday, January 10, but he never showed up.
Fox 13 Memphis also reported that “Johnson faces charges of first-degree murder and theft of property between $10,000 and $60,000. He also has an outstanding warrant for violation of federal release related to a weapons conviction.
Smith, 32, is also charged with first-degree murder, along with attempted first-degree murder, unlawfully carrying or possessing a weapon, employment of a firearm with intent to commit a felony, and theft of property between $10,000 and $60,000.
Smith was arrested on Dec. 9 in Southaven on an auto-theft warrant involving the white Mercedes Benz vehicle used in Young Dolph’s murder, according to the office of Shelby County District Attorney Weirich.”
The Mercedes was stolen in a carjacking on Nov. 10 at a gas station and an anonymous source tipped off Weirich’s office that it was the same vehicle used in Young Dolph’s murder. Police found the car on Nov. 20, three days after Young Dolph was gunned down.
Source: Fox 13 Memphis