Young Dolph alleged murderer has been released from jail on $90K bond. He was murder in late 2021.
According to Action News 5, Hernandez Govan, the alleged mastermind behind the plot to murder the Memphis rapper, was released on bond less than 12 hours after Judge Lee Coffee set it on Monday (May 11). Govan’s new attorney, Manny Arora, has been credited with securing the bond for his client.
Govan’s release, however, was conditioned on complying with house arrest, as stated by Judge Coffee. Govan is only permitted to leave his home in case of an emergency or to consult with his attorney.
But perhaps most shockingly of all is that Young Dolph’s family reportedly gave approval for Govan to be released on bond to the Shelby County District Attorney, Steve Mulroy.
Many people commented on social media that justice was far from being served in their hasty and combative reactions to this verdict. One Twitter user commented, “Hope he can get bonded out so the streets see him,” while another added, “Judge said let the streets pick the verdict.”
Govan is suspected of planning the assassination of Young Dolph and is said to have sent Justin Johnson and Cornelius Smith Jr. to shoot the “100 shots” rapper dead in the open in front of Makeda’s Homemade Cookies in Memphis, Tennessee.
However, in January 2023, Shundale Barnett, another suspect, was also free to leave the Ft. Worth, Texas jail where he was being detained on an undisclosed charge.
Barnett, who was accused as an accessory after the fact, was captured along with Justin Johnson, the case’s primary suspect.
During a press conference at the time, U.S Marshal Tyreece Miller said that Barnett had been charged as an accessory because authorities believed he was aware of Johnson’s fugitive status and assisted him in evading arrest during a week-long search.
Justin Johnson was brought to the Knox County Indiana Jail and detained there for violating his terms of a federal supervised release before being transferred to the Shelby County Jail in Memphis, where he is still being held. Shundale Barnett was held at the Clay County Jail in Indiana and was also expected to be transferred to Shelby County.
On January 21, 2022, he was instead released from the Indiana facility. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said they had “no idea” where Barnett was when they issued a warrant for his arrest on February 17.