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Lannie’s BBQ murder case goes over to Dallas County Grand Jury

The case of the suspect charged with killing Christopher Harrell at Lannie’s BBQ last month will go over to a Dallas County grand jury.

According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Jerry Johnson’s case will be bound to the Dallas County grand jury.

Jackson said that Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Collins A. Pettaway Jr. found probable cause on the capital murder charge of the defendant who allegedly shot Harrell outside the local barbecue spot.

Johnson will remain in the Dallas County Jail under no bond.

On Feb. 4, Harrell arrived at Lannie’s BBQ on Medical Center Parkway to pick up dinner and was approached by at least one suspect – possibly two – when he returned to his vehicle.

Harrell was fatally shot in what authorities described as an attempted robbery and the Selma Police Department (SPD) identified Johnson as the suspect 24 hours later.

Johnson was later found by U.S. Marshals at a woman’s house in Montgomery on Feb. 23.