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North County: Man charged with murder

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office issued warrants on Melvin Johnson, 44 years of age, of the 100 block of Grampian, St. Louis, Missouri, 63137, for one count of Murder in the 2nd Degree and one count of Armed Criminal Action. No bond issued. A photo of Johnson is attached and can be viewed online.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, St. Louis County Police and Detectives responded to 10365 Baron where the 80 year old resident, Willie Furnace was found beaten to death. It is believed that Furnace and Johnson were acquaintances involved in an altercation. Johnson was questioned and released early in the investigation and was arrested on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 after evidence at the scene linked him to the crime.


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