Joey Jomaine Johnson, AKA Davell Reevey, 35, of Long Branch was arrested yesterday by investigators of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Asbury Park Police Department with the assistance of the New Jersey Parole Board for the March 26, 2006 murder of 21-year-old Jakeema Kelly of Asbury Park, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Johnson had been on parole since his October 22, 2015 release from state prison. He served eight years for his 2007 convictions on drug dealing charges. He now faces a minimum of 30 years to a maximum of life imprisonment, if convicted in the first degree murder of Kelly.
He is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on $1.2 million cash only bail, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen. In addition to first degree murder, Johnson is charged with second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and second degree Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons.
“The arrest of Joey Johnson is a testament to the hard work and perseverance of the detectives who relentlessly pursued this investigation. Over the course of time, these dedicated law enforcement officers ensured the person responsible for Jakeema Kelly’s murder would be brought to justice. This Office and our local law enforcement partners will continue to vigorously pursue all leads in these cases despite the passage of time,” Gramiccioni said.
Asbury Park Police Officers were dispatched to 115 Dewitt Ave. in Asbury Park on March 26, 2006, around 8:24 p.m., on a report of a gunshot victim lying on the ground. Asbury Park Police arrived to find Kelly lying on the sidewalk near the entrance to the Westside Community Center’s administration building. Kelly was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Township, where he was pronounced dead at 9:21 p.m.