Thursday, May 6, 2010

Arrests, Indictments Clear All But Two April Homicides

In the month of April, Richmond experienced nine homicides. Of those nine homicides, seven have been cleared and two have very strong leads.

“Because of the great cooperation we received from community members and the hard work of our officers and detectives, we’ve been able to develop these leads and make these arrests,” Chief Bryan T. Norwood said.

Investigators have very strong leads in the April 1 homicide of Tyree Jerard Jefferson Jr. in the Oakwood Cemetery at 3101 Nine Mile Road as well as the April 24 homicide of Jeremy Uzzle in the parking lot at 11 S. 18th St.

In the April 1 homicide of Devin L. Morse at 1820 Creighton Road, Clinton L. Johnson, 19, of the 1800 block of North 21st Street, was indicted Tuesday for murder.

Additionally, Brian K. Butts, 30, of the 1100 block of Aldwell Drive, was indicted Tuesday in the April 11 murder of Christopher J. Mackin at 5005 Pine Crest Ave.

The April 2 homicides of Tarchelle Nicole Daniel and Charles Jackson were cleared by the suicide of the offender.

Richmond Police made arrests at the scenes of both homicides on April 9 in the 1400 block of Overlook Street and on April 10 at 3934 Piney Road.

With the community’s help, investigators quickly identified Craig Butler, 34, and Kevin Antoine Alert, 23, (pictured) as the two men wanted in connection with the April 28, robbery-related homicide of Brandon Justin-Louis Webb at the Host Inn on Midlothian Turnpike. Butler has been arrested and have warrants out for Alert’s arrest.