Fifth man charged in Jordan Johnson kidnap-slay; victim's body found in his trunk in Bronx

Published : February 21, 2015

Two charged with killing Jordan Johnson; three with impeding arrests.

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A fifth and final suspect has been arrested in the kidnap and murder of 24-year-old Jordan Johnson, who was found lifeless in the trunk of his car on a Bronx street.

The arrest Thursday of Robert Martinez, 26, of Worcester, Massachusetts, brings to five the number of people charged in the Jan. 15 demise of Johnson, Fort Lee, New Jersey, resident.

Andre Jamal Thompson , 25, was nabbed two weeks ago in a Maryland hotel.

He and Martinez are charged with felony murder, robbery and burglary, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said.

Charged with hindering the investigation and arrest of the two are siblings Courtney Evelyn, 30 and Dyrol Evelyn; and Diana Escotto, 24, all of Manhattan.

Johnson was killed by the two men in a Fort Lee apartment, Molinelli said, after they brutalized the victim, and stole his phone and car.

They then used the dead man’s phone, texted his girlfriend to get her to leave her home, and then robbed her house of jewelry and cash, officials said.

Martinez was nabbed in Massachusetts. and he is awaiting extradition to Jersey.

 
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