Clarence Johnson III turned himself in to Annapolis police officers on Wednesday, a day after an attorney released a statement about his desire to "clear his name."
The Annapolis Police Department named 24-year-old Clarence Johnson as the suspect in the Dec. 12, 2012, homicide of Joseph Johnson III (no relation) and shooting of Jana Jackson that occurred in the 1400 block of Tyler Avenue. Police were offering a cash reward for information that would lead to Johnson's arrest.
“A great many things have been said about my client. There are two sides to every story and his side has not been heard,” said G. Andrew “Drew” Cochran, an Annapolis-based criminal defense attorney in a prepared statement.
Police charged Clarence Johnson with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, and discharge of a firearm.
Cochran also stated that Clarence Johnson "made the decision to turn himself in after learning he was one of Annapolis’ Most Wanted and seeing his face all over the local news."
Police said Clarence Johnson is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.
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