DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police have made an arrest related to the strangulation death of Carla Flores-Pavon.
Police said the suspect, Jimmy Eugene Johnson III, 24, was arrested during a traffic stop in Walker County with stolen items that belonged to Pavon in his car.
Dallas Police detectives traveled to Walker County to interview him after he waived his miranda rights.
Johnson is charged with murder and is being held in the Walker County Jail on a $500,000 bond. He will be transferred to Dallas soon.
Charges could be upgraded to capital murder.
The 26-year-old was found dead around 4:00 p.m. last Wednesday, May 9 at an apartment at 6104 LBJ Service Road.
Police said Flores-Pavon had met up with Johnson after connecting in an online chat room.
Police said Pavon was not targeted for her “transgender lifestyle.” The motive was robbery.
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