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Suspect in rapper Young Dolph's murder captured at a truckstop in Brazil

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Jan 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-12 14:31:16-05

BRAZIL — U.S. Marshals said a man wanted for the murder of rapper Young Dolph was captured Tuesday at a truck stop in Brazil, Indiana.

Justin Johnson, 23, was arrested after the Marshals got a tip he was traveling on Highway 42, according to the U.S. Marshals.

Indiana State Police and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation.

You can watch Wednesday's press conference below.

On Jan. 5, the U.S. Marshals Service, Memphis Police Department, Crime Stoppers and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) offered a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to Johnson's capture.

Johnson was wanted on a first degree murder warrant and was on the TBI's Most Wanted List.

Young Dolph, whose given name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was shot and killed at a Tennessee bakerycalled Makeda’s Butter Cookies in November 2021.

Young Dolph released several albums throughout his music career, with his first studio album being “King of Memphis.” That album was released in 2016 and peaked at No. 49 on the Billboard charts.