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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:57 am

On Monday, Oct. 14, two men were arrested stemming from the June 2012 murder of 16-year-old Jenna Hernandez.

The Aransas Pass Police Department arrested Joshua Davis and John Johnson charging them both with obstruction/retaliation, a felony.

Both suspects are accused of threatening witnesses involved in the Jenna Hernandez murder trial with physical harm if they choose to cooperate with the State in providing witness testimony against Lawrence Mireles and others for the murder of Hernandez.

According to Capt. Kyle Rhodes, both suspects are suspected members of a white supremacist gang known to run in the area.

Both suspects are currently being held on $250,000.00 bail which was set by Judge Ronald Howe.

Chief of Police Eric Blanchard stated, “On behalf the Aransas Pass Police Department, I want our community to know that they can trust and rely on their police department to combat efforts of these criminal street gangs and their attempt to plague our community.

"We will not stand to lose another innocent child to gang violence, and to all those who attempt to defend such heinous actions through their acts of crime, we will seek you out and introduce you to lady Justice, as we have these two suspects!‚

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