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Arrest made in 26-year-old cold case

Thomas Terry Johnson, Jr
Thomas Terry Johnson, Jr. 26 year old arrest

A man was taken into custody Friday, Dec. 23 in relation to a 26-year-old cold case in Tuscaloosa.

49-year-old Thomas Terry Johnson Jr. was indicted by a grand jury last week on murder charges.

Joseph Todd Jowers was shot and killed Oct 13, 1996 in the parking lot of Classics Lounge on 37 Street in Tuscaloosa. No arrests were made at the time, but the case was never closed.

Investigators with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit took another look at the evidence and located additional witnesses in the original case. Their findings were turned over to a grand jury who returned the murder indictment.

Johnson is being held on a $75,000 bond.


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