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Third suspect in K.G. double shooting arrested

The third suspect in last month’s double shooting in King George County was arrested late Friday night.

Anthony William Goodman, 30, of Upper Marlboro, Md., was taken into custody about 11:30 p.m. near the King George Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Steve Dempsey said.

Dempsey said police believe Goodman was on his way to turn himself in when he drove past the Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Monty Clift and Detective Scott Simon, who had Goodman under surveillance, then stopped Goodman’s vehicle and took him into custody without incident.

Goodman is charged with first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the April 29 slaying of 20-year-old Ronelle Davon Johnson. Johnson and another 20-year-old man were bound with duct tape and shot multiple times outside Johnson’s home on Winston Place. The second victim survived the shooting, which police said was drug-related.

Michael Andre Clinton, 28, of Bladensburg, Md., and Tennase Michel Shanks, 42, of King George are also charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and other charges related to Johnson’s death. They were taken into custody a few days after the shootings.

Shanks and Goodman have a romantic relationship, police said. Goodman and Clinton are reportedly members of the criminal street gang the Bloods.

Goodman is being held without bond in the Rappahannock Regional Jail. Dempsey would not elaborate on how police were able to track him down, but he said “a lot of pressure” has been applied to many of this contacts.

Dempsey credited the FBI and other law enforcement agencies with helping King George authorities in the search for Goodman.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

 

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