Columbus murder suspect caught nearly two months after shooting

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Columbus Police tell News 3 that a man wanted for murder has now been caught. US Marshals with the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Drevon Johnson in Jonesboro, Ga. early Friday morning, after Johnson had eluded police for nearly two months.

Johnson, 23, was wanted for the murder of 24-year-old Richard Collier, who was shot at outside a house on Hodges Drive during a party. Police say Johnson was arrested and taken to Clayton County Jail. Police will send him back to Columbus, where he originally faced a preliminary hearing Saturday, July 9, at 8 a.m. Police say that hearing has been moved to next Friday, July 15, at 9 a.m.

The USMSRFTF along with the Clayton County Police Department all helped in the investigation and in capturing Johnson.

Police say Richard Collier was gunned down early Saturday morning at a house party (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)
Police say Richard Collier was gunned down early Saturday morning at a house party (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

 

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