Calhoun Co. double homicide suspect captured in Atlanta drug bust
CALHOUN COUNTY, Ala. —
After nearly nine months on the run, the final suspect in a double murder on Rabbittown Road is in Calhoun County authorities' custody.
Sheriff Matthew Wade says they contacted agencies in Florida and several cities in Georgia , but it was an early morning drug arrest in Atlanta that ended the search.
"Atlanta PD came in contact with Rhimingtin Johnson in Downtown Atlanta. He was arrested for possession of cocaine and when they got to the jail, they finger-printed him. Today’s technology is wonderful in a sense. [In] 15 minutes it said he was somebody else wanted in Calhoun County on two charges,” said Wade.
The tragedy at a home on Rabbittown Road unfolded in July, claiming the life of Travis Frost and his grandson Dylan Moody.
“It’s just a shame that it had to happen that way. Many lives were ruined and we’ll do the best we can to bring justice to them,” said Wade.
Wade says through investigation, they learned the root of this incident was drug-related.
“Everybody in America probably knows someone that’s got a drug or substance abuse problem. In this case, it caught up with Terry Frost and his family and that’s very unfortunate,” said Wade.
Wade says they wish they could have captured Johnson sooner, but they are happy this family will finally be able to get closure.
“As a law enforcement officer, you take it personal. It’s not just a day in the office. It’s something you want closure to,” said Wade.
Johnson is being held at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta. Sheriff Wade says he hopes Johnson gets the death penalty so he won't be able to harm anyone else.