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GBI, Tifton Police announce arrest in Alazia Johnson's death

Posted at 11:12 AM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 11:21:28-04

TIFT COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — An arrest has been made in the murder of Alazia “Ally” Johnson last week.

The Tifton Police Department, joined by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, announced Sunday that 18-year-old Semaj Moss, believed to be a suspect in Ally's death, was arrested in Lowndes County.

Moss is now facing charges for felony murder and aggravated assault.

The GBI is still investigating and following leads to “make sure Ally gets the full justice that she deserves."

Few details were released Sunday as that investigation continues.

Officers found Johnson stabbed to death in the Peterson Apartments Tuesday morning. A reward of up to $8,000 was offered for help to track down her killer.

If you have information, you are asked to call Georgia Bureau of Investigation Tip Line at (1-800) 597-8477 or a Tifton Police Department investigator at (229) 382-3132.