News Banner

For Immediate Release

January 12, 2022 Seth Bruce, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western Tennessee - Memphis (901) 573-8177;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Charge Man in 'Young Dolph' Murder Fugitive Investigation

Memphis, TN – The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) have charged Shundale Barnett, 27, with state charges of Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder, Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder, and Theft of Property $10,000 to $60,000.

These charges stem from a coordinated arrest between the TRVFTF and the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (GLRFTF). On January 12, the GLRFTF arrested Johnson at a truck stop on Highway 42 in Brazil, Indiana outside of Terra Haute. Barnett was a passenger in the car with Johnson at the time of the arrest.

The fugitive investigation into Johnson, who was a person of interest in the homicide of Adolph Thornton, Jr., showed that Barnett was aiding Johnson after the Nov. 17, 2021, Memphis murder of Thornton known by his entertainment name “Young Dolph”.

Barnett remains in custody in the Clay County Indiana Jail and awaits extradition to Shelby County, TN.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


America’s First Federal Law Enforcement Agency