In August 2012, the U.S. Marshal’s Office arrested Tobijah Nelson, 28, in Queens, N.Y., after the Jamaican national spent more than three years on the run, following the murder of Army Spc. Charles Clements at a Spring Lake nightclub.
Nelson has been charged with accessory after the fact to the murder.
Clements, a 27-year-old soldier based in Fort Hood, Texas, went to a friend’s birthday party at the Ikola Jamaican Restaurant and Lounge on March 29, 2009. Nelson and another man, Demar Bryan, 24, were regular customers at the nightclub.
That night, Bryan allegedly began arguing with a woman outside. Clements intervened on the woman’s behalf and began arguing with Bryan.
Investigators said Bryan followed Clements back inside and shot him while on the dance floor. Clements was home on leave from Afghanistan and was due to return to war the following week. Mwebe, Clements’ friend, was also injured in the gunfire.
h/t Maureen W