Staff WriterJan 11, 2022 6:35 PM
U.S. Marshals announced that Young Dolph’s murder suspect, Justin Johnson, was arrested in Indiana on Tuesday afternoon after failing to turn himself in on Monday.
The 23-year-old, who’s also a rapper known as Straight Dropp, announced in his Instagram Story last weekend that he would turn himself in after he was identified as Young Dolph’s murder suspect. However, Johnson released a new music video to the song, “Track Hawk,” and never surrendered to law enforcement.
Another suspect — 32-year-old Cornelius Smith — was also apprehended for his alleged involvement in Young Dolph’s murder. It is currently unknown if the U.S. Marshals or police captured him, but he’s been booked for first-degree murder.
Prior to his arrest, Johnson was wanted for first-degree murder, attempted murder, and theft. Young Dolph was 36 years old at the time of his passing in Nov. 2021. Johnson has proclaimed his innocence, while Smith has not made a public statement.