TN – 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 the capture of a Memphis man wanted for the
murder of a Memphis rapper.
Justin Johnson, 23, is alleged to have shot to
death Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., 36, known by his entertainment name
“Young Dolph” in Memphis on Nov. 17, 2021. During the ongoing
investigation, the Memphis Police Department issued a first-degree
murder warrant for Johnson for the crime.
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. The original charge was for a
Both cases were adopted for a fugitive
investigation by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task
Force. Since the issuance of the murder warrant, U.S. Marshals and MPD
have been extensively searching for Johnson.
Since Johnson has been able to evade capture, law
enforcement agencies are now offering a combined reward of $15,000. U.S.
Marshals are offering up to $10,000; MPD and Crime Stoppers up to
$2,500, and the TBI up to $2,500 as Johnson has been added to the TBI’s
“Most Wanted” list.
Johnson is a black male with a date of birth
April 10, 1998. He is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs
about 190 pounds. He has the name “Jaiya” tattooed on his right arm.
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
Marshals Tip App.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency