No word on charges or identity of alleged witness in Johns murder

Information contained in a press release issued last week revealed that a third individual was present at the scene where Grundy Center man Michael Johns was shot and killed on October 25, 2017, but the investigating agencies are not providing any details about the identity of the witness or whether he/she will be charged as an accomplice to the crime.

           

Nearly 14 months after Johns’s body was discovered in a ditch south of Charles City, 27-year-old convicted felon Armando Adame III of Waterloo was formally charged with First Degree Murder, and he made a court appearance in Floyd County on January 29.

           

According to the criminal complaint, a third individual traveled with Adame and Johns on the night before the alleged homicide and into the early morning, when the last activity on Johns’s cell phone was recorded at 6:08 a.m.

           

The witness told investigators that the suspect and the victim had been arguing inside the vehicle they were in shortly before Adame pulled Johns out of the car and shot him with a sawed-off shotgun, killing him instantly. 

 

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