The daughter of a Dallas ISD trustee is one of two people charged with capital murder in Dallas Thursday, accused of luring a man to his death in exchange for a promised $600.
Teilor Johnson, 19, is the daughter of DISD board member Maxie Johnson. She and 20-year-old LaKevian Grant are in the Dallas County jail with bail set at $500,000 each for the capital murder charges. Johnson is also charged with a related aggravated assault case, with an additional $100,000 bail.
Neither Johnson nor Grant is accused of pulling the trigger, but they were charged for their alleged role in the Dec. 10 death of 20-year-old Quincy Wyatt, whose body was found burning in a field that same day.
Johnson and Grant are accused of luring Wyatt and a female companion to a house in the 4000 block of Maryland Ave., which tax records show is owned by Teilor Johnson’s mother, Ebony Whitfield, a DISD teacher. The companion went up to the house while Wyatt stayed in the car. The companion told police that Johnson assaulted her and that Grant held her at gunpoint.
Outside, two men wearing masks kidnapped Wyatt, put him in the trunk of a car, shot him and drove away, an eyewitness told police. After the kidnappers left, Grant and Johnson let her go, she told police.
Police say Grant later admitted to his role, telling them that a man approached him looking for Wyatt and offered to pay $600 for information on the man’s whereabouts. The day after Wyatt was killed, the man returned and “took Grant to get a new number, gave him $100 and told him to keep his mouth shut,” WFAA reports.
This is the second tragedy to hit Maxie Johnson and Ebony Whitfield this year.
Their younger son, David Johnson, defended his sister on social media Thursday, saying, “I know my sister and she fight you but killing you, not at all …”
All three Johnson siblings graduated from South Oak Cliff High School. Teilor Johnson was among the student leaders who pushed for repairs to the high school several years ago.
Maxie Johnson was elected to the DISD board of trustees in May. His district includes West Dallas, Oak Lawn, Uptown and part of Oak Cliff. He is also a pastor at Morningstar Baptist Church in West Dallas.