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Johntavis Matlock biography: 13 things about Evansville, Indiana man

Johntavis Dalton Matlock (©Evansville Police Department)
Johntavis Dalton Matlock (©Evansville Police Department)

Johntavis Dalton Matlock is an African-American man from Indiana, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. (a)
  2. He previously lived in Tullahoma, Tennessee, USA. (b)
  3. He attended Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, USA. (c)
  4. On May 14, 2000, he received an award at Hopkinsville High School for his perfect attendance. (c)
  5. He is Jeanetta Jonte Matlock‘s brother. (a)
  6. On February 20, 2016, Evansville Police Department officers arrested him in his Evansville apartment on a felony warrant issued out of Coffee County, Tennessee and misdemeanor resisting arrest and Jeanetta for felony battery with injury on a public safety officer, felony resisting law enforcement, felony neglect of a dependent, disorderly conduct and a misdemeanor warrant. A woman named Sasha Drake was also arrested for a felony warrant. They were booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail. (a) (d)
  7. On February 27, 2016, Jeanetta reported to the Evansville Police Department that while he was incarcerated, his Evansville apartment was burglarized. (e)
  8. On July 24, 2018, he was found guilty of battery and resisting law enforcement and was sentenced to one year in prison. (f)
  9. For his birthday in May 2019, he took to Facebook to ask for donations to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). One person donated $1. (g)
  10. After making several monetary transactions and had conversations about illegal drug purchases with him, Lindsey Wiley, then 28, of Reed, Henderson County, Kentucky, suffered heroin overdose in December 2020. Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force officers responded to her Reed home and she was taken to the hospital. (h) (i)
  11. On the evening of February 27, 2021, Wiley traveled to Evansville to buy illegal drugs from him and returned to her Reed home. On February 28, 2021, emergency personnel and officers responded again to her home and found her dead. (h) (i) (j)
  12. On May 21, 2021, he was arrested in connection to the overdose death of Wiley and was charged with distribution of a controlled substance causing serious bodily injury and distribution of a controlled substance causing death. (h) (i)
  13. He was accused of selling Wiley the fentanyl and carfentanil that caused her overdose, John Childress, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, said on May 25, 2021. His detention and probable cause hearing will be at 2:30 p.m. on May 27, 2021 in U.S. District Court at Evansville. (i)


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