Murder Charges Filed in New Lenox Township Homicide

Rodney Julun, of Chicago, is charged with the murder of Dwight Jones, of New Lenox Township.

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Murder charges were filed today in connection with the homicide of Dwight Jones, the New Lenox Township man .

Rodney A. Julun, 22, of Chicago, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of home invasion, three counts of residential burglary, one count of robbery and one count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. His bail was set today at $5 million.

Jones was found dead inside his home on the 13000 block of 184th Place in unincorporated Mokena.

According to a news release, sheriff’s investigators conducted numerous interviews that led them to Julun, who was picked up in Chicago late last week and questioned. He was subsequently charged with a probation violation and detained at the Will County Jail while the investigation unfolded.

Investigators located two other people who police say had knowledge of the homicide: John H. White, 20, and David D. Reed, 23, both of Chicago.

According to the release, White and Reed said during interviews that Julun committed the murder. Police say Julun then contacted the two others and together they proceeded to steal numerous items, including the victim's VW Jetta, from the residence over two days. The missing vehicle was abandoned in Harvey and recovered last week.

Both White and Reed were charged with residential burglary and bail for each was set at $250,000. Sheriff's investigators do not believe White or Reed participated in the killing, but they could face additional charges of concealing a homicidal death.

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Steve T. June 29, 2011 at 02:46 AM
I hope more information will be given regarding why these thugs were in New Lenox. I guess if they want to rob & kill someone they have no problem coming out to the southwest suburbs to do it.
3IZEOPEN June 29, 2011 at 02:54 AM
3IZE OPEN @SUSAN DENEEN....thank you all for the concern and kind words, the victim was my cousin and yes he was a peace seeking man. I hope the actions of these 3 lost souls doesn't give you any leway to pass judgement on an entire race of people and I'm apologizing for this happening in you guys' community. I'm in total agreement with johnniqu, I sooo wish that these guys were eligible for the death penalty because this didn't have to happen....I really appreciate the sentiment and the acknowledgement of my cousin's death, I'm gratefuil to you all.
Johnniuq June 29, 2011 at 03:36 AM
I am very sorry for your loss. Creeps with an utter disregard for life come in all colors and in all walks of life. Please know that your family is in our prayers.
Michael Sewall June 29, 2011 at 03:52 AM
Everyone, you can find an updated article here with comments from the cousin and a co-worker, as well as info about why police say the people charged were out in New Lenox Township: http://newlenox.patch.com/articles/chicago-man-charged-with-murder-of-new-lenox-township-resident
D'andre Tatum September 19, 2012 at 05:03 AM
R.I.P. Dwight, Your true friend. I always wonder whyI had not seen or heard from you. Now I know. Love you man. D.T.


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