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FBI expands search in K.G. slaying case

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The FBI is stepping up its efforts to find a man accused in a double shooting in King George last week that left a county man dead.

Ronelle Davon Johnson, 20, and another young man were tied with duct tape and shot multiple times April 29 outside Johnson’s home on Winston Place. Johnson died at the scene; the unnamed other man survived the shooting and is recovering.



Police said the incident was drug-related.

Within a few days of the shooting, King George authorities obtained warrants for three people and two of them are in custody. The third, 30-year-old Anthony William Goodman of Upper Marlboro, Md., remains at large.

The FBI, which is assisting King George in the investigation, yesterday sent pictures of Goodman to media throughout the state and elsewhere in hopes of getting a lead on his whereabouts.

Goodman, a member of the criminal street gang the Bloods, is reported to have ties to Washington and several parts of Maryland, police said.

He is charged in King George with first-degree murder, attempted murder, malicious wounding, two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, possessing a firearm as a felon and two counts of abduction.

He is described as being 6 feet 1, 250 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say he should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

His criminal record includes an armed robbery conviction in Maryland.

Meanwhile, a preliminary hearing for another of the murder suspects in the case has been set for June 25 in King George General District Court.

Tennase Michel Shanks, 42, of King George is also charged with first-degree murder and other offenses. She is being held without bond in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

The third suspect, 28-year-old Michael Andre Clinton of Bladensburg, Md., is currently in custody in Prince George’s County, Md., on armed robbery and first-degree assault charges stemming from an incident that took place the day after the King George shootings, court records show.

King George Commonwealth’s Attorney Keri Gusmann said it is unclear when Clinton will face trial for the Johnson shooting. She said it is her understanding that he will conclude his cases in Maryland before being turned over to authorities here.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 775-2049 or the FBI at 804/261-1044.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404


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