17-year-old charged with murder, 3 suspects still wanted

One Newton boy is under arrest and three others are wanted in a deadly shooting late Friday night on Tillman Street.

Newton Chief of Police Harvey Curry said Robbie Chapman (above left), Richard Lofton (above right) and Kordan Myers Jordan (not pictured) are wanted on arrest warrants for first degree murder. Curry said he believes the suspects could be in Newton or Lauderdale counties.

One suspect, Lyndale Jones, 17, of Oak Ridge in Newton, has already been charged with first degree murder. He is currently being held in the Newton County Jail.

Authorities found Jamarcus Townsend, 21, of Poplar Drive in Newton shot to death outside a home at 113 Tillman Street at 11:54 p.m. Friday after receiving a call for gunshots. Curry said the victim had at least one gunshot wound to the head.

“We believe this murder is gang-related,” Curry said.

Anyone with information on the murder or the location of the suspects are asked to call the Newton Police Department or contact their local law enforcement agency.