Man accused of 2018 Christmas Eve vehicular homicide now behind bars


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man who allegedly killed an Albuquerque mechanic while driving drunk on Christmas Eve is now behind bars. Jordon Johnson is charged with killing Kelly Chavez in a drunk driving crash back in 2018.

At his preliminary hearing, Johnson was released on his own recognizance and required to report to pretrial services. But in July 2019, he didn’t comply, so a warrant was issued for his arrest.

According to online records, Johnson was arrested and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center this weekend. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office reports that using resources through Operation Legend, officers were able to locate contact information for Johnson.

BCSO says they made the arrest after convincing him to meet with officers regarding his active felony arrest warrant and three additional misdemeanor warrants. Johnson has been booked into the detention center on all four of his arrest warrants, DWI, homicide by vehicle, registration/insurance, and unlawful use of a license plate.

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