Murder suspect previously arrested in Oklahoma booked into Monroe County jail

Jeremiah Judson Johnson, 42, of Marathon, was booked into the jail on Stock Island Friday evening following his April arrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma for his role in the drug-related death of 42-year-old Brandon Marr of Grassy Key.

Co-defendant Ronald Meyers III, 39, also of Marathon, was arrested in February 2023. Both have been charged with murder.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of an overdose death on Grassy Key in February 2022 where Marr was discovered at a friend’s apartment. His death was caused by a combination of alcohol and cocaine use.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Special Operations Detectives worked with members of the Office of the State Attorney and discovered Marr had contacted Meyers several times to purchase cocaine in the hours before his death. 

Meyers was unable to facilitate the transaction but made arrangements for Johnson to sell Marr the cocaine on his behalf. Detectives executed a search warrant at the suspects’ residence and obtained evidence of that communication between Meyers and Johnson. Meyers and Johnson also removed evidence from their residence upon learning Marr died.

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