Clinton Man Charged with Attempting to Murder Five

Clinton Public Safety arrested a man Friday on charges of attempting to murder five people last Tuesday. 20-year-old Tyrone Johnson Jr. “TJ” of 800 East Florida Street, Clinton was charged with Five Counts of Attempted Murder, Use of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. Public Safety Officer Wilkes states that on August 12th 2014 Tyrone Johnson Jr. discharged a firearm into a vehicle with malice aforethought at 706 West Main in Clinton in an attempt to murder five people. “TJ” Tyrone Johnson Jr. is charged with use of a weapon during the attempted murder and with illegal carrying of a pistol on that date. Bond was denied on all seven charges. Tyrone “TJ” Johnson Jr. is being held in the Johnson Detention Center.