Suspect in Beacon Point Double Murder Arrested in Fort Worth

Justin Damone Johnson
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Justin Damone Johnson, the suspect in the Beacon Point home invasion that left two dead in Texarkana, Ark., has been arrested by the United States Marshals Service in Fort Worth, Texas.

On Friday November 20, 2015 at 12:00am Texarkana Arkansas Police responded to the 2300 block of Arkansas Blvd, Beacon Point Apartments, in reference to several 911 calls of shots fired. Upon arrival Officers located the first subject inside an upstairs apartment deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. A second subject was located outside of the apartment also deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

TAPD Detectives determined this to be a home invasion that was narcotic related. Several types of narcotics, money, and weapons were located at the scene.

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In July, the same month Johnson quit showing up for appointments with his probation officer, warrants were issued for Johnson after he led police on a high speed chase through Texarkana that ended in a fiery crash.

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Texarkana Arkansas Police arrested 27-year-old Rashod Rushing, of Texarkana Texas, on December 11, 2015, after being located by U.S Marshals in Dangerfield, Texas. Rushing has been charged with 2nd degree Murder for the death of Julian Bolton.

Johnson, 27, was found not guilty July 13, 2012 by a jury of two counts of first degree murder, one count of attempted murder, and abuse of a child, according to New Mexico state court documents. A charge of tampering with evidence was dismissed by the judge.

Johnson was accused of killing Tevion King, who was a freshman at Albuquerque High, and his older brother Cedric Boykins at a home in Albuquerque on April 23, 2010. According to news reports, the murders happened during a drug deal. A third victim of the shooting was critically injured but survived.

Johnson was arrested in Texarkana in May 2010 on the Albuquerque charges.

A warrant for Johnson’s arrest in Bowie County has been active for more than a year, according to Bowie County court records. A motion to revoke Johnson’s probation for a misdemeanor drug offense was filed by probation officials Oct. 23, 2014. Johnson was assessed a one-year probation for possession of prescription cough syrup containing codeine without a prescription April 17, 2013. In April 2014, Johnson’s probation was extended by six months. The October 2014 motion to revoke alleges Johnson twice tested positively for marijuana, that he failed to report to his probation officer, that he failed to complete community service restitution and that he failed to pay court ordered fees.

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