The Mount Pleasant Police Department has now arrested what is believed to be the fourth and final suspect in connection with the death of D’Marlon Johnson, 21, in the early morning hours of Aug. 31
After receiving a 911 call, MPPD officers initially responded to West Pecan Street. They were later directed to the intersection of S. O’Tyson Ave and Rhambeau Street where they discovered the deceased body of Johnson, a resident of Pittsburg. Precious Caress Rockwell, 32, was initially booked into the Titus County Jail on murder charges that same day on a $1 million bond related to Johnson’s death.
Upon further investigation, police learned that actually three subjects planned and attempted to rob Jacquan Moore, 25, of Mount Pleasant. During the planned robbery attempt, Moore was assaulted and pulled a weapon shooting Johnson. In addition to Johnson and Rockwell, 18-year-old Isaac McGill of Mount Pleasant was also alleged to have been involved in the robbery attempt. All involved fled the scene leaving Johnson behind.
Four individuals have now been charged with various crimes related to the homicide of Johnson. Rockwell’s Aug. 31 charge has now been changed to aggravated robbery and she remains in the Titus County Jail on a $200,000 bail.
Moore, both the shooter and robbery victim, was arrested Sept. 4 and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was booked into the Titus County Jail and bail was set at $40,000. Moore later posted bail and was released Sept. 5.
Sydney Van Rijn, 18, of Mount Pleasant was also arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence. Her involvement is related to discarding evidence that was later recovered. She was arrested Sept. 4 and booked into the Titus County Jail. Her bail was set at $25,000.
The final suspect, McGill, was arrested just after 5 p.m. Sept. 5 and charged with aggravated robbery. He was booked into the Titus County Jail. At press time, his bail had not been set.