Arrests for April Murder

November  21, 2013

     Seven months after the death of a Rock Island man, two people have been arrested and charged with murder. Today Rock Island police announced the arrests of 45 year-old Tracy Johnson and 27 year-old TJ Johnson, both from Rock Island.

     Last April 27th police found the body of 84 year-old Robert Tufts at his home in the 900 block of Third Avenue in Rock Island. 

     Both Johnsons are charged with two counts of first degree murder, plus one count of home invasion, aggravated battery to the elderly, and residential burglary. Police say both men were already being held in the Rock Island County Jail on unrelated charges at the time of their arrests. 

     Bond for Tracy Johnson is set at 1.5 million dollars while TJ Johnson is being held in lieu of 1 million dollars.