Man Arrested In Connection With Murder Near Green Lawn Cemetery


The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has arrested one person in connection with an unsolved murder at Green Lawn Cemetery.

Deputies arrested Dasean Battle on charges of aggravated murder & aggravated robbery.  The said they are also searching for Derrick Robinson on a charge of aggravated robbery.

Investigators said the men lured Akeem Johnson to the area of Greenfield Drive where he was attacked and robbed on June 24.

Deputies said Johnson fled on foot and was shot and killed by Battle as he reached the entrance of Green Lawn Cemetery.

His body was found around 3 a.m.

The arrest Tuesday came just hours after Johnson's funeral.

His family said he had a smile on his face since the day he was born.

"He just smiles all the time. So as he grew up, he kept that same smile and that let me know that he was a special kid," said his father Claiborne Johnson.

If anyone knows the location of Derrick Robinson, they are asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau at (614) 525-3351.

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