GLENDALE - Two 17-year-olds from Oklahoma City were arrested March 11 at Motel 6 for their alleged involvement in an Oklahoma murder case.
Eric Juarez and Jalinda Rex are among eight people charged in connection with desecrating the corpse of 34-year-old Dennis Johnson, Jr., who was fatally stabbed in Oklahoma City in 2015. Two brothers and their girlfriends have been charged with murdering Johnson, who was reportedly killed out of revenge for stealing money, guns and drugs from one of the couples, according to The Oklahoman newspaper. The eight suspects are accused of working together to transport Johnson's corpse to Ada, Oklahoma, where the body was burned.
Juarez and Rex are accused of burning the clothing worn by the four murder suspects at the time of the alleged murder. They have both been charged in Oklahoma with conspiracy to commit a felony, desecrating a human corpse and accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.
Oklahoma investigators tracked Juarez and Rex to the Motel 6 at 5485 N. Port Washington Road in Glendale. With assistance of a Glendale police officer, the investigators waited for their vehicle to leave the parking lot, and at 10:46 p.m. March 11, conducted a high-risk traffic stop at 5201 N. Port Washington Road. Inside of the vehicle was Juarez and a 30-year-old Milwaukee man, who was taken into custody but released without charges. Inside the hotel room, police found Rex and an 18-year-old Madison woman, who was arrested on a probation warrant.
Juarez and Rex remain in custody at the Milwaukee County Jail.