July 25, 2015
Crestview, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged three people with first degree murder and racketeering in connection with the shooting death of a Crestview teenager. A fourth individual is being sought on an active warrant for racketeering relating to homicide and narcotics violations. Invaluable assistance has been provided by the State Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force.
The body of 18-year old Mark Anthony Williams Jr. was discovered near the wood line on State Road 85 between Crestview and Niceville on January 21st, 2015. He had been shot at least seven times with three different weapons.
Over the next six months, OCSO Investigators gathered information and evidence indicating the shooters were 20-year old Nijajuan Jacoby Russell of Ozark Alabama, 18-year old Erich Lenquell Justice of 124 Merle Circle in Fort Walton Beach, and 23-year old Bernard Jamill Nunnally of Crestview.
Investigators say Nijajuan, Justice, and Nunnally are members of a gang and marijuana distribution operation known as “Money Mafia”, headed by 37-year old Marvin “O.G.” Wilkins of 214 Southgate Drive in Crestview. Wilkins is facing charges of two counts of racketeering.
Russell, Justice, and Nunnally are accused of pulling off State Road 85 near the 21 mile marker and shooting Williams multiple times while on the way to Wilkins’ hotel in Fort Walton Beach. Witnesses say Wilkins had sent the trio to pick up Williams at his Crestview home. Wilkins believed Williams was giving information to a rival gang.
Wilkins is not yet in custody and is considered armed and extremely dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or by texting TIP214 plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $3000 for information leading to an arrest and you can remain anonymous.
Aspects of the investigation are ongoing.