July 21, 2019
He shouldn’t have killed the white man.
That was a bad thing to do.
A suspect in two separate Jacksonville murders was tracked down by U.S. Marshals in Virginia and arrested.
John Wilson, 34, was captured Monday morning in Portsmouth, Virginia, thanks to information provided by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the Marshals said.
Wilson is charged with second-degree murder in the July 2018 death of 32-year-old Trevor Neal Matthew. He is also charged with second-degree murder in the April death of 26-year-old Dylan McCurdy.
Trevor Neal Matthew, the first victim.
On July 30, 2018, police responded to InTown Suites on St. Johns Bluff Road, where they learned Matthew had been shot and killed in the parking lot.
On April 1, officers were called to Featherwood Drive South, where they found the body of McCurdy lying near the edge of the roadway. Investigators said they determined McCurdy died of a gunshot wound.
In both of these investigations, according to the Sheriff’s Office, the evidence and information gathered identified the suspect as Wilson and warrants were obtained in each case.
Wilson, who also faces two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, went to his first appearance Tuesday morning on the federal fugitive warrant in court in Norfolk, Virginia. He was ordered held without bond pending his next appearance Aug. 6. According to jail officials, Wilson is expected to be extradited back to Jacksonville on the two murder warrants before then.