Authorities name six suspects in the 2005 murder of 17-year-old Bernard Wilson and as of Monday night arrested two of those charged. The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office issued warrants Monday for Carnell Littlejohn, Joe Ragan, Wanda Wilson, Lesley Evans, Keyairra Brown, and Thamar Snyder. All six people were allegedly involved in the beating and stabbing death of Bernard Wilson in April of 2005, his body found eight months later.
Late Monday evening Joe Ragan turned himself into authorities and is now in the Lubbock County Jail. Authorties also arrested Carnell Littlejohn Monday around 6pm at his home in the 7400 block of 5th Street. His roommate, Heather Wilkerson, says before then Littlejohn knew nothing about this case. She says the SWAT team surrounded their house and took Littlejohn into custody. He was questioned at the Lubbock County jail Monday night.
We're told all six charged in this case are acquaintances of Bernard Wilson. And although one suspect has the same last name, there's no known relation. They say Wilson was murdered at an undisclosed location near 45th and Boston in April of 2005. His body was found in Yellow House Canyon eight months later.
Authorties are still searching for the four other suspects in this case but believe they may be out of state. Meanwhile, the family says these arrests are a small sense of closure, but it doesn't bring Benard back.