Suspect In Young Dolph’s Murder Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison

Suspect In Young Dolph’s Murder Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Unrelated Federal Violation

Justin Johnson, one of the men charged in the murder of the late Young Dolph, recently pleaded guilty to federal violations and was sentenced to two years prison time, according to Action News 5.

Young Dolph Murder Suspect Sentenced To Two Years For Separate Violation

In a hearing on Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to several charges. Prosecutors charged him with not being regularly employed, missing mandatory drug screenings and therapy sessions, failing to seek permission before leaving the jurisdiction, and being arrested. The last two violations are related to Justin’s January arrest, which resulted in local charges being filed against him in the Dolph case.

In February we reported that Justin Johnson, aka Straight Drop, was arrested by U.S. Marshals after a vehicle he was traveling in was stopped in Indiana. Justin, who was on the run for over one month, was hit with various charges related to Dolph’s death. The charges include first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and property theft worth $10,000–$60,000.

Prosecutors also charged Cornelius Smith with first-degree murder for Dolph’s death. In contrast, authorities apprehended Shundale Barnett with Justin. Prosecutors charged him with after-the-fact accessory to first-degree murder.

Justin was the only suspect who appeared in court. A federal felt “bitterly disappointed” in Justin during the hearing. Judge Mark Norris added that the 23-year-old “squandered the opportunities the court gave him.”


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Justin remarked during the hearing that he was ready to put the case behind him as he has “a lot going on with other charges.”

As of now, there is no further information available about the sentencing for any of the suspects in Young Dolph’s murder, but we will keep you updated as more information! Drop a comment and share your thoughts about the latest development below!


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