One Person Charged In The Investigation Of The Death Of Kendrick Johnson
It’s rather insignificant because it doesn’t lead to identifying who killed 17-year old Kendrick Johnson, but it’s significant in the sense that there are consequences for people who break the law.
You might remember about the anonymous email purporting to have overheard a confession in the killing of 17-year old Kendrick Johnson. We reported it in March 2014.
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous email dated January 27, 2014. The sender did not suggest that he or she witnessed the confession. Rather, the sender claims to have been given that information by someone who purportedly is aware of the confession by a person implicated in the email.
On January 28, 2014, Chief Assistant District Attorney Bradfield Shealy issued a subpoena to Mediacom Communications Corporation to provide the subscriber information for the person submitting that email. A teenage girl confessed to sending the email. She even interviewed with the Valdosta Daily Times to give her side of the story.
In July 2014, 19-year old Dalton Chauncey was charged with making a false statement to law enforcement. Chauncey is the individual to claim overhearing the confessions. On May 4, 2015, Chauncey admitted to fabricating the story, and entered a plea of guilty of making a false statement. He will be sentenced on June 18, 2015.
The penalty in Georgia for making a false statement to law enforcement carries a sentence of 1 to 10 years and a $1,000 fine.
Chauncey is the only person to have been charged in the death investigation of Kendrick Johnson. Information released to the public does not say where the federal investigation stands.
May Kendrick’s parents be comforted in knowing that people still care. Kendrick’s life mattered.
Posted on 05/08/2015, in Cases, Department of Justice, Kendrick Johnson and tagged Falton Chauncey, Georgia, investigation, Kendrick Johnson, Lowndes County, making a false statement. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.