MARION COUNTY, Florida (December 26, 2017)- Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Major Crimes detectives are currently investigating a homicide and attempted homicide that occurred this morning in Citra. At approximately 6:30 a.m., on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, MCSO deputies were dispatched to a home located at 3105 Northeast 162nd Place in Citra in reference to a disturbance. When deputies arrived on scene, they located one male deceased inside the home and two other men wounded. Both wounded individuals were transported to the hospital.
At this time, MCSO Major Crimes detectives are actively investigating the incident and we will release more information as it becomes available. The identity of the victims will not be released until their next-of-kin have been notified.
UPDATE: The decedent involved in this incident is Alfred Jackson Jr. (DOB: 08/13/1952).
ARREST MADE IN HOMICIDE AND ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE IN CITRA
MARION COUNTY, Florida (December 27, 2017) – On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Major Crimes detectives arrested Billy Dee Johnson, (DOB:04/06/1978) for the Second Degree Murder of Alfred Jackson Jr., (DOB: 08/13/1952) and Attempted Second Degree Murder of Eclinton Thomas Jr., (DOB: 06/26/1963).
On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m., MCSO deputies were dispatched to a home located at 3105 Northeast 162nd Place in Citra in reference to a disturbance. When deputies arrived on scene, they located Alfred Jackson Jr. and Eclinton Thomas Jr. with multiple stab wounds. Jackson was pronounced deceased at the scene and Thomas was transported to the hospital and is listed in critical condition. Billy Johnson was located with minor lacerations and transported to the hospital for treatment.
Due to Johnson’s admissions and inconsistent statements during interviews with MCSO Major Crimes detectives along with physical evidence, Johnson was arrested. He is currently being held at the Marion County Jail on no bond.