Rockford Scanner: 2 Arrested For Murder





 


 

 

ISP :Excellent teamwork by the Lee County Joint Operations Group (JOG)!!

The two suspects were located and taken into custody.

This was a result of a comprehensive investigation by a task force of law enforcement officers from the Rock Falls Police Dept, Sterling Police Dept, Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, Dixon Police Dept, Illinois State Police Zone 2 Investigations, Blackhawk Area Task Force, Statewide Terrorism Intelligence Center, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Investigations. This task force worked diligently for several days / evenings, tracking down multiple leads and conducting numerous interviews, eventually leading authorities to the location of the suspects.

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(Original Press Release from Lee County Sheriff’s Office)
PRESS RELEASE
July 4th, 2020

Early Saturday morning 07/04/2020, Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle fire east of Harmon, IL. Evidence collected at the scene, linked the vehicle to a homicide in South Carolina that occurred on Sunday 06/28/2020. The suspects from that homicide, Jorden E. Johnson (white male, age 28, 6’2” tall, 225 lbs.) and Latisha D. Evans (black female, age 20, 5’3” tall, 150 lbs.), were believed to be in possession of the vehicle. No persons were located in or around the vehicle.
Johnson and Evans have ties to Sterling/Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Lee County, and Quad Cities areas. Both are still at large and may have altered their appearance to avoid detection. If seen, do not approach these individuals as they are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information please contact your local police jurisdiction or area Crime Stoppers (Whiteside Crime Stoppers 815/625-7867; Lee-Ogle Crime Stoppers 888/228-4488). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and information leading to an arrest will be eligible for monetary award.

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UPDATE July 17, 2020> Johnson and Evans were located and taken into custody at 1512 E. 4th Street in Sterling at approximately 3:00am by the Lee County Joint Operations Group (JOG). Both are being held at the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, pending extradition to South Carolina.

This was the result of a comprehensive investigation by a task force of law enforcement officers from the Rock Falls Police Dept, Sterling Police Dept, Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, Dixon Police Dept, Illinois State Police Zone 2 Investigations, Blackhawk Area Task Force, Statewide Terrorism Intelligence Center, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Investigations.

This task force worked diligently for several days / evenings, tracking down multiple leads and conducting numerous interviews, eventually leading authorities to the location of the suspects.

 

 

 


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