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Man Arrested in Texas Transgender Woman Strangulation Death

Posted/updated on: May 18, 2018 at 4:44 pm
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DALLAS (AP) – A 24-year-old man stopped while driving in southeastern Texas has been charged with murder in the strangulation death of a Dallas transgender woman. Jimmy Eugene Johnson II was arrested near Huntsville, Texas. He was driving a car seen in surveillance video from the Dallas apartment complex where 26-year-old Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon was found dead on May 9. A Dallas police statement issued Thursday says Johnson revealed that he had goods stolen from the woman’s apartment. The police statement says there is presently no evidence of a hate crime. Deputy Chief Thomas Castro tells The Dallas Morning News that Johnson and Flores-Pavon had been engaging in online chats. Johnson is confined to the Walker County Jail in Huntsville under $500,000 bond.


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