Leesburg Murder Suspect Arrested In Ohio

LEESBURG, Florida—A second suspect sought in the murder of a Leesburg man last year has been arrested, according to Leesburg Police Department.

Jeron Lee Johnson, 32, was arrested Friday by local authorities and U.S. Marshals in Ohio, LPD Lt. Scott Mack said in a press release; Johnson is currently awaiting extradition back to Lake County, Mack said.

On Aug. 4, 2021, LPD responded to a report of a shooting victim in the 1000 block of West Line Street, shortly before midnight and found Michael Pettis, 34, dead. Police searched the area for suspects but did not find anyone, LPD Capt. Joe Iozzi said in August.

After an investigation, LPD obtained warrants for two suspects, in November, Johnson and Sonja Isadieu-Johnson, 36. It is unclear if the pair are related.  Isadieu-Johnson was located in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Virginia Beach Police Department’s SWAT team secured a search warrant on her residence and took her into custody on Nov. 3, 2021.

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