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Police release name of victim in Lakewood Park homicide

Coffee County Sheriff’s Department authorities on Wednesday confirmed to Thunder Radio the name of the deceased in an apparent homicide that occurred Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

Dead is Juan Carlos Torres, age 39. Authorities did not release the name Tuesday pending notification of next of kin.

Joseph Johnson

According to Coffee County Sheriff Chad Partin,  Coffee County Sheriff’s deputies received a call to 50 Shiloh Dr. Tuesday afternoon with a complaint of a “subject bleeding.” 

Deputies arrived to find a deceased Hispanic male, who is now identified as Torres.

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An initial investigation found that an altercation took place at the residence between Torres and Joseph Andrew Johnson, age 36, of Beechgrove. Johnson was arrested and has been charged with first degree murder. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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