Manhunt underway in Utah for suspect accused of gunning down couple during home invasion

Sina Johnson and Albert Enoch Johnson
Sina Johnson and Albert Enoch Johnson(West Jordan Police Department)

An intense manhunt was underway in Utah Wednesday morning for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a couple inside their home over the weekend.
West Jordan Police Sergeant J.C. Holt announced during a press conference this week that authorities are searching for Albert Enoch Johnson in the murders of Tony and Katherine Butterfield. His 29-year-old wife, Sina Johnson was arrested on Monday for helping him escape.
She’s facing charges of tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice, according to Dateline.
Officers on Sunday responded to the Butterfield’s home to investigate reports of gunshots and screaming heard inside the residence. When they arrived on the scene around 1:15 a.m., they found 31-year-old Tony Butterfield in the backyard, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
Tony and Katherine Butterfield
Tony and Katherine Butterfield(West Jordan Police Department)
The body of 30-year-old Katherine Butterfield was just feet away from her husband’s and inside the home.
The couple’s three children, ages six months, 2 and 4, were home but not harmed in the violence.
Police have not released a motive in the case, but Holt told Dateline that Johnson “was known to the Butterfields and we do not believe this was a random crime.”
The Butterfield family in a statement released by authorities in wake of the slayings remembered the couple “as incredible Christ-like, kind, happy, and loving parents, children, siblings and friends.”
“We ask for prayers for Tony and Katherine’s three sweet children, as well as for the many, many people who love Tony and Katherine,” the statement reads.
Johnson is described as being 5-foot-10 and weighing approximately 270 pounds. He may be driving a dark gray 2008 Toyota Corolla with Utah license plate: V46-4MW, police added. Holt asked anyone with any information in the case or on the suspects whereabouts to contact police at 801-840-4000.

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