Justin Johnson has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations’ “Most Wanted” list for the murder of rapper Young Dolph

The Memphis Police Department has issued a first-degree murder warrant for 23-year-old Johnson, who allegedly shot and killed 36-year-old Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr. on November 17, 2021. 

7 Things We Know About Justin Johnson

  1. Johnson also has an outstanding warrant for violation of federal supervised release out of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on a previous weapons offense. 
  2. In addition to the warrant for first-degree murder, Johnson is also facing charges of Criminal Attempt – First-Degree Murder and Theft of Property $10,000 – $60,000.
  3. The U.S. Marshals Service, Memphis Police Department, Crime Stoppers, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are offering a combined reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to his capture. 
  4. Justin Johnson is a Black male, born on April 10, 1998. 
  5. Johnson is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 190 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
  6. Johnson has the name “Jaiya” tattooed on his right arm. 
  7. Justin Johnson has ties to organized criminal gangs and should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with any information on Johnson’s whereabouts is strongly encouraged to call the U.S. Marshals at (901)275-4562, (901) 601-1575, or (731) 571-0280.

Anonymous tips may also be submitted via the U.S. Marshals Tip App.