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Sheriff’s officers arrest third suspect in King George gang style shootings

King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey has announced the arrest of a third suspect in the double shooting last month which killed one King George man and badly injured another. Anthony William Goodman, 30, of Upper Marlboro, Md., was arrested by officers late Friday night, Dempsey said.

The gang style shootings, which were apparently drug related, occurred on the evening of April 28, in a rural area of the county. Dempsey said Ronelle Davon Johnson, 20, was found dead outside his residence on Winston Place. A second 20-year-old man, whom authorities would not identify, was also shot and was seriously injured.

Both victims had their hands bound behind their backs with duct tape at the time of the shootings. Dempsey said the ensuing investigation revealed that the shootings were drug-related. Johnson died at the scene and the second victim was taken to Mary Washington Hospital and later transferred to a hospital in Richmond.

Solid police work by the sheriff’s office led to two arrests shortly after the shootings. Tennage Michel Shanks, 42, from King George, was arrested in Colonial Beach on May 1. Michael Clinton, 28, from Bladensburg, Md., was arrested on April 30, 2014 by Prince Georges County Maryland Police.

Dempsey’s officers had been seeking Goodman and had him under observation when the suspect drove down Route 3 Friday toward the King George Sheriff’s Office. “He apparently wanted to turn himself in,” said Dempsey. Officers stopped Goodman’s vehicle before it reached the sheriff’s office and took him into custody without incident.

Goodman was being held without bond in the Rappahannock Regional Jail. Dempsey praised Lt. Monty Cliff for his work on the case. “He has done an outstanding job of leading this investigation,” the sheriff said. He also expressed his appreciation to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies for helping King George authorities in the search for Goodman.

Dempsey said Goodman, like Shanks and Clinton, has been charged with first degree murder, attempted murder first degree, malicious wounding, two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of abduction. Goodman and Clinton, who have criminal records, have also been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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