Arrests Made in the Case of a Man Whose Burned Body Was Found in a Field, Identified Only By His Tattoos

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Angel Javier Tovar
On May 5, the badly burned body of a man was found in a vacant field in far southeast Dallas, not far from the railroad tracks. Pieces of him were missing. The body's condition made identification difficult, so Dallas police released macabre photos of his tattoos to the press: A rat in a top hat smoking a cigarette, a shark, a winged heart bearing the name "Lena."

It worked; friends and family left comments on this blog post and others, saying, "RIP JOHNBOY, WE WILL GET JUSTICE FOR YOU SON!" His name, police quickly found, was John Flatt.

Over the last week or so, police have arrested two suspects in the killing: His roommates. Johnny Ehrich, 21, and Angel Javier Tovar, 26. Flatt, Ehrich and Tovar lived in a house not far from the clearing where Flatt was found, separated by a dense copse of trees. Five days after the discovery of Flatt's body, police re-interviewed an unnamed woman, also one of Flatt's roommates, who told police that three days before, she was awakened by the sound of three gunshots at around 2 a.m., according to a police report. She got out of bed and walked into the living room. She says Ehrich was standing there; he told her that everything was all right, and to go back to bed. She turned around and went back to her room.

Two hours later, she got up again and stepped into the living room. She claims she saw Flatt, who she knew as "JB," lying on the couch. He looked dead. She says she was scared, so she left the house and went to work. At 9:30 or 10 o'clock that morning, she took a break and came home as she often does to watch a little television. As she arrived, Ehrich met her at the front door. He allegedly looked "extremely nervous," and told her it was not a good time, that they were "taking care of some business."

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Johnny Ehrich
She turned around and returned to work. When she came back home, hours later, the house was empty. Two days later, Flatt was found. The day after she was re-interviewed by police, detectives got a search warrant for the house. As they processed the scene for biological evidence, the chemicals they sprayed on surfaces indicated the presence of blood. They found a "yellowish piece" of what looked like "fatty tissue." They also found a piece of plastic police believe is similar to the kind Flatt's body was found wrapped in.

On May 17, Tovar was picked up on an unrelated charge in Mesquite. Ehrich was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murdering his roommate.



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MakeUmProve-it
MakeUmProve-it

It will be an interesting trial. yella is guilty as hell, he knew where the bucket was, but you can't believe a word he says otherwise. he blamed it all on away, like he was just an observer, to make himself look innocent.  as for away, the trial will bring out the truth, who bought the cement and the bucket? who's fingerprints were on the saw? there has to be a lot of evidence that will prove one way or the other for both of them, and lies will be difficult to hide when the prosecutor and defense start asking questions.  Jurys are pretty smart now, they, today more than ever, make the state prove their case, not just make the accused look bad, they make them prove it. look at zimmerman and casey's trials. even though they looked guilty, the state didn't prove it.  Texas' prosecutors aren't that stupid, they will prove it, or the defense will prove otherwise.  when is the trial expected?

intellectualbrat
intellectualbrat

Ok im confused..I was just watching First 48 but I missed a part. The guy that was in the interrogation room that started crying and took the police to the place where JB's head was is the one that killed JB? I thought I heard him saying it had been Angel? I just want to say that I dont know any of these guys but no one should have to die that way, that is cruel, whoever did it Angel or Johnny, they are sick people, to have taken the time to cut up this poor guy the way they did sure says alot of their sanity. I dont wish anything bad upon anyone but Karma is a bitch and I promise they will pay for what they did. To be honest I think death is too good for them...I think they should suffer. May God have Mercy on both your souls. To the family of JB, I hope God gives you the strenght to move on. R.I.P JB.

chicwhoknws2mch
chicwhoknws2mch

i knew A-way and Yella. I kicced it with them and all the boys. it kills me to know that ppl i chilled with and somewhat trusted could do such a thing. as to carrie..u knw me but im keeping my name out..i knw u love him girl but face the facts...he did it. i knw u have ties n the judicial system seen how ur a bailbondsmen..but we alll know and GOD knows and JB knows what happened. none of us were there. the boys n the hood are torn up and dont know what to think. but in there hearts..ive heard it frm them myself..they know what happened. and b4 yell was captured they said not either one of them betta show uo in the hood..or they was gon serve there own justice. love cannot eliminate evil. sorry form ya..and i know shawnna is gonna have her sisters back..come on shawnna..lets use mommy sense here. a-way and yella HAD a place in my hearts..but we know what happend..yella let it be known, broke the fucc down..he lead them to the head...a-way was the ring leader..always has been in anything he does..whether its wheelin n dealin...or jus rollin blunts. God rest jbs soul and condolences to his fam. the boys in the hood will suffer from this and now they really gotta watch they backs now more then ever. i know alot. more then i should..been around fa too dam long. justice will be served,and carrie,,,this time u cant save him. u can save most the hood boys and ur son..but this one..is a lost cause. love him and let him go...unless u wanna love a cold blooded killer. drugs involved or not...thats some crucial shit..he needs help..along with yella. hopefully the boys learn from this haneious act. im studying criminal justice now. and when i gain my title i will be diggin deeep into this case.i have pics of yella and away show guns and reppin that they dnt give a fucc about the law. bar none fade all right. man only if u knew. god bless..ill be comin with a vengeance. so watch out...not threat..just a threat of justice.

FriendsofJohnBoy
FriendsofJohnBoy

IM BLOWN AWAY ON WHAT ALL WAS DONE TO JOHN ALLEN FLATT AFTER SEEING THE SHOW FIRST 48. HE DID NOT DESERVE THAT, NO ONE SHOULD. BUT JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED AND THE 2 THUGS AWAY AND YELLOWBOY WILL GET THE DEATH PENALTY FOR WHAT THEY DID TO JB. R.I.P JOHN FLATT

SeanEboiiiiiii
SeanEboiiiiiii

SOME OF THESE PEOPLE ARE MESSED UP IN THE HEAD!! I CANT BELIEVE WE HAVE MONSTERS LIKE THIS WALKING OUR STREETS!! ANGEL "AWAY" WETBACK MOTHER FUCKER AND JOHNNY "YELLOW BOY" STUPID IDIOT DESERVE SOMEONE TO CUT OF THERE HANDS AND LEGS AND LET THEM SUFFER ALOT MORE THAN "JB" AND LET THE PUBLIC SEE THEM SUFFER. I AM SO MAD I JUST WANNA SEE THEM S U F F E R FOR WHAT THEY DID!!!!!! WANNA BE GANSTERS!! THEY WILL SUFFER AND WE ALL WILL GET TO SEE IT!!

samedaypc
samedaypc

PLAY NEXT TO THE FIRE, GET BURNED PLAIN AND SIMPLE.. IT SOUNDS FUCKED UP, BUT IT'S REALITY AND THIS YOUNGER GENERATION NEED TO OPEN THERE FUCKING EYES AND STOP BEING SO GODAM FRIENDLY. YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS IN STREET LIFE.  PERIOD. ANYONE THAT THINKS OTHERWISE, IS EITHER STUPID AND MISGUIDED, OR MENTALLY UNDEVELOPED. AS FOR ANGEL, THANK GOD MOST TDC FACILITIES HAVE CABLE TV AND LOVE WATCHING ANYTHING COP RELATED.. LOL, HE'LL BE GETTING TOP NOTCH TREATMENT BY HIS FELLOW ROOMIES I CAN PROMIS YOU THAT. RATS GET TREATED LIKE ROYALITY.  HIS ASS WILL GET TONS OF ATTENTION. LITERALLY. HAHA

 

FUCK EM BOTH.. ALL WE CAN HOPE FOR IS, THAT THOSE TWO SUFFER FOR WHAT THEY DID . AND WHEN THERE DEAD AND GONE, LET EM ROT IN PIECES.

katfisher777
katfisher777

justice 4 you John Allen! prayers to family everyday!

DISGUSTED
DISGUSTED

Even after a senseless killing...the ignorance continues! SMDH

adnilem57
adnilem57

ALL THESE BOYS WERE IN THE GAME , Using and slinging and to all their dope using friends and family i would say grow abrain. Crank can cause symptoms of schizophrenia,delusions,paranoia and "good" people can kill and do kill while under the influence..you stay in the game and deatb or jail is ur end game

katfisher777
katfisher777

If you read this J... Michael just called me and told me to turn to First 48. I was in total shock!

Thinking of you. Don't listen to all of this bullshit. I'm so sorry. Wish I had known sooner.    Prayers are with you.

Kat

Kathryn (Gallagher) Fisher

0845 numbers
0845 numbers

The size of your case is very important since it will help you know how many pieces of important hardware you can put in the case to protect it. 

guest99
guest99

when is the trial going to be??

Taylorgang
Taylorgang

dude ur a slut ur the melester u dum bitch ur just trying to fit in sum where  talking shit like u no way jb or yeala u fat uigly hoe o yae u aint no hoe hoes get paid u fucc for free stank ass bitch

Justiceforjohn
Justiceforjohn

we had johnboys memorial today. a lot of his friends as well as many of his family came to say goodbye to johnboy. i promise there are many to see this through for johnboy! we will be at the trial to show are love and support for jb as these gutless poor excuses for humans will see justice for jb served as they are convicted and imprisoned for this act of violence that took jb who was very much loved and will be very much missed! rip johnboy we will see justice prevails for you!!

IbelieveintheLaw
IbelieveintheLaw

You are right JusticeforJohn, Angel and Johnny will get 1st Degree Murder and the Death sentence too. The Police know that got the Right Murderers that is a FACT. Im not going to say no more, the Police are watching this Website, and others. I want to see the death Sentence for both Angel and Johnny and ANYONE else that was part of it, knew of it and did nothing to stop it. Justice for John and there will be Justice!!

Justiceforjohn
Justiceforjohn

you are right. everyone will see when angel and yellow are found guilty of 1st degree cold blooded murder!!!!  what makes me sick to my stomach is john allen thought angel and him were tight-homies-friends-john allen trusted him and never thought his life would be ended by his "friend" it doesnt get any lower than that.  keep on cussing and blaming everyone but angel but everyone knows what he did to his "friend" is one of the lowest cowardly acts in the world.  im sure as he sits in tdc for the next 20-30 years he will have plenty of time to think about his betrayal of his"friend"john allen flatt-but will he truly be sorry for the murder?  or just being caught?  he and yellow had no right to end johns life.  he was 3 weeks away from turning 28!  he still had his whole life in front of him. what gave angel and yellow the right to play god????  they didnt have that  right  -no one does but god - im glad i dont have to live with the fact-  every day for the rest of my life-  that i ended my friends life and when its just time -years and years of time-locked up in tdc-  that angel  might continue his lies-claiming he loved jb - and claiming his innocence  to everyone about killing john-  but he wont be able to convince one of the eye-witnesses to john allens murder- he wont be able  to convince his self!!! because hes quilty of john allens cold blooded murder and nothing can change that fact!.  john allen i love and will always miss you and the guilty will be punished!!! RIP JB!!!!!!

FREE ANGEL
FREE ANGEL

FUCK ALL U DUMB ASS PEOPLE WHO DONT KNOW HOW TWISTED THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS.    IF YOU HAD A CLUE AS TO WHAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT I MIGHT KEEP RESPONDING BUT YOU DONT.   YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS , AND PROBOBLY WORK AT TACO BELL.     LOOK IT UP DUMBASS ......THERE IS NO POLICE REPORT NOW, BECAUSE THE POLICE LIED.    LIES ALL LIES TRYING TO GET SOME MORE INFO.......CALL ALL YOU WANT AND TELL EVERYTHING YOU KNOW , CUZ IT STILL WONT CONVICT ANGEL .........HE IS INNOCENT.      IM TIRED OF WAISTING MY TIME ON A BUNCH OF CLOSE MINDED PEOPLE.      WE WILL ALL SEE WHEN THIS IS OVER AND ANGEL IS HOME AGAIN.      

Jetjet82
Jetjet82

Fukk u two niggas that did this and fukk ur mom AWAY!!! That stupid ass cunt needs to be shot and cut up herself for raising such a horrible person. It stems fromk that wetbak bitch. Ur whole fukin cfam needs to b deported u fukin waste of human life and space!!! Yall illegal ass over here stealin our jobs and killin my mutha fukin friend. Keep yall unhappy poor asses over there y u wanna come here and make somebodys life miserable cuz yalls lifes r fukked up...

Anonymous "Skeeter" (ForJB)
Anonymous "Skeeter" (ForJB)

This is utterly ridiculous! To speak ill of someone who passed away in such a heinous manner is a soulless thing to do; karma will get you for that too. All comeuppances will be given to the deserved parties. All this anger is a step in the grieving process. No matter what you think, or what we will find out - it doesn't change the fact that someone who was loved by many, and all who crossed paths - is gone. All this back and forth bullshit is completely unnecessary, and helps no one!P.S. Just because you're friends with someone, doesn't change your biological and neurological makeup. Someone could easily be a pyschotic or sociopath...friendship then becomes irrelevant! Here's hoping the guilty suffer, and John Boy relishes in his paradise for eternity.

Thatsmyboy
Thatsmyboy

Aint no mama stupid but your hoes ass mom she don't even know who your dad is bitch his name Is angel not away idiot! He didn't do shit and jb was a lil pussy ass bitch idgaf about that niggardly he was nothing but a bitch and angel didn't do shit it never said he was there cuz be didn't live there he wasn't there yellow and his friends was there my nigga angel was not there and when he gets his day in court he can shit on halls faces cuz my bro didn't do shit he ain't no murder so y'all asses can acuse all u want but y'all bitches know jb brought shit on him self so f so fuk what u heard u dont know shit!!

Thatsmyboy
Thatsmyboy

There was no evidence that said angel did this if y'all dumb ass know how read it says nothing that angel was in the house only John it didn't say angel he didn't even live there when they let him go he can spit on y'all dumb ass face cuz he didn't do shit y'all just mad about what happen but I aint got no sympathy for that dude he knew what he was getting into wanting be a little thug he should stayed his ass home not been in the streets angel was arressted in un related charges idiots not murder they aint charged him with shit cuz they cop asses know he didn't do it they just ain't got no evedence to charge no one else so u all can shut up and suck it hoes!!

Mjay
Mjay

Bye himself so you know away helped anyway it goes I don't see either one getting off on this charge away will have the like 20 year sentence if not long but yello I'm sure he will get the death penalty come on this is Texas we have a express line on the death sentence and a case like this ya it's bond to happen so all in all neither away or yello is ennocent fucked up when I lose 3 good homies to something like this rip jb..... Away and yello may god have merc on you

Mjay
Mjay

All three of them where my homies ya they were all friends always chille together so we know they where together that day what ever happen to come to the shooting only they will know I'm pretty sure away didn't shoot him that's something I think yellow would do but common I that's your real friend that shouldn't even happen but anyways after the shooting away had to help common yello is not that smart we all know this and he is pretty weak no way is he movin a body to a field

Im
Im

think he owed him for 40 cents ?  come correct

Joe
Joe

Wow...there is a goldmine of idiotic comments in here.  Some real classy folks is what we have assembled here today.

Darlene
Darlene

Prison is too good for these scumbags. Lethal injection is not enough.... I say turn them over to John's family and let THEM decide what their punishment should be!!!! Rest in peace John Allen. You are forever LOVED!

Justiceforjohn
Justiceforjohn

i dont think there is a date yet but as part of his family we are in constant communication with dallas police and when we get a court date i will post it

Riskylee
Riskylee

 R.I.P.   Little John

chicwhoknws2mch
chicwhoknws2mch

angel wont be free. and your mad because you know it. gain some knowledge.

jason1081
jason1081

HEY FREE ANGEL,  JUST WATCH THE SHOW FIRST 48...YOUR FRIEND IS NOT COMING HOME. THE GOOD THING IS, YOU WANT HAVE TO PUT MONEY ON HIS BOOKS FOR LONG ...GREG ABBOTT THE TX ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL SEE TO THAT. THAT DUDE IS GETTING THE NEEDLE.  YOU SHOULDN'T KEEP COMPANY LIKE HIM. 

bellacapone
bellacapone

You use puncuation so well, yet you are stupid. Say what you will. I wish the death penalty on these fools. I hope all the way up until they get the needle they suffer and are haunted into insanity.

chicwhoknws2mch
chicwhoknws2mch

you must be one of his clients. your mad because him and carrie wont be supplying you anymore...find ur ice elsewhere. i pray for u

Jetjet82
Jetjet82

If he such a bitch y did u son claim to b his bes friend...thats not sayin alot about ur son or the cunt that raised him...only thing he gonna shit on is himself when they lock that wetbak up forever....then ill be gettin the last laugh...i hope i see ur fukin ass in court during thikse trials ill sho u how much of a pussy i am when i spit in ur fukin face.. take yall illegal asses bk to that broke ass country and make all the fukin wetbak babies u want over there we dont need ur trash here....thas y ur son broke down and balled like a lil baby when he got caught...cuz he new his ass was gone....u need tob 6 ft under wit jb for raising such badd ass human being. I can only imagine wat his child hood was like. U having four five diffrent guys in the house everday fukkin for money not ever givin ur kids no love...thats y they r thugs and ur to blame!!!! U CUNT!!!! Give me an address ill come c u personally!!!

Justiceforjohn
Justiceforjohn

you cant spell or talk correct english. it also looks like you cant read cause angel was charged with murder cause hes a cold blooded murderer. you have no respect for the dead or his family! why dont you use your real name since you belive in your boy so much? you can choke on it when both of these murderers are convicted. but dont worry im sure you sill join them very shortly in prison the way your stupid ass spouts off. what a sweet home sweet home party all three of you can have!

Bum
Bum

Your "bro" did it and you know it, bump them gums to the cops, he is an illegal thats a crime! Swim away beaner!

chicwhoknws2mch
chicwhoknws2mch

angel knows how to work the courts...he learned it from his girl. he knows what he did thats why he wasn tryin to speak..buttt yella is a weak contender..and broke down...because he some what has a soul..he knew he was guilty so he let it out. angel is fucccced.

Jetjet82
Jetjet82

Ur a dumb ass cunt...ur so madd at the world cuz the caught that lil faggot bitch wetbak of a son u call angel. His ass is arrested for murder. He told on hisself when he got on the phone with a detective and said i dont wanna die. That let them know right there he knew something. So ur saying jb was a pussy and a thug wat the fuk was ur son. They say bird of a feather flock together right. So he couldnt b that fukking tuff. Ur jus mad cuz they caught that lil julio and u wont ever get to hug his neck again. If ur taking up for him and saying he is innocent then ur the reason that away is the way he is. Ur heartless u raised ur son that way u raised ur son to slang dope and to run the streets... Take ur raggedy ass bak to mexico to fukin spic. Give me an address and ill come anybody personally.

Longtimefriend
Longtimefriend

DEATH FOR BOTH AWAY, ANGEL AND YELLO OR JOHNNY. THEY MOMMAS MUST HAVE BEEN SMOKING THE PIPE TO GIVE THEM NAMES LIKE AWAY AND YELLO

Tashabrunson63
Tashabrunson63

First let me say angel ain't no scumbag by far. Actually he is a good Guy and i dnt knw y everybody keeps insinuating that he was a part of jb's death...he didn't do it or have any part of it...so dnt get it twisted. I mean if we wanna put shit on blast n talk shit, how bout telling everybody bout how jb was a Chester undercover.....or so I've heard..he didn't deserve all of what happen to him. But if a Chester ever fucks with my girls,i would cut his cock of too

Thatsmyboy
Thatsmyboy

Your screen name sure is right u is a bum and u real dumb illegal that's what your mom is bitch so shut yo ugly ass up u don't know shit!

bellacapone
bellacapone

Tasha, so you must have been there when JB was murdered? Or let see. You were with Angel at that time? How do you know he wasn't there? If JB was a chester undercover, how come he was never charged on it? How come no one ever told? Don't try to bring up the assault charge either because that is not the same thing. People hear what they want to hear and believe what they want to believe. You apparently believe what you want. This is about what Angel and Johnny did wrong, not what you think JB did wrong. Point is, they didn't get "away" with murder. That is something you so called friends will have to deal with. I bet you arent putting money on his books, I bet he isn't writing or thinking of any of you supporters. Find some new friends and find a new person to support.

chicwhoknws2mch
chicwhoknws2mch

tasha...come on now. dont jus say what everyone around u wants you to say. u knw in ur heart what really went down. flame knows. god knows.

Jetjet82
Jetjet82

Ur a stupid ass cunt that nigga was never a chester maybe away fukked ur daughter u bitch!!! U better hope i never find out who u r cuz i wouldnt piss in ur ass if ur guts were on fire

jb'shomie
jb'shomie

tasha brunson is probably the dumbest bitch in the world you aint about shit so running your dick suckers and do the world a favor and just keep to yourself your probably more attractive with your mouth closed thanks have a nice day

Justiceforjohn
Justiceforjohn

how do you know angel didnt murder jb or take part of the murder??  were you there?? no u were not. the police arrested angel or excuse me i mean the devils spawn-cause the stupid scumbag took part of a cold blooded murder!! and it will be proven beyond a reasonable doubt and that poor excuse for a human being can rot in jail then hell!! and belive this if either of them walk out in the free world again-even after sucking dick in tdc for 20 years-both of them will get what they gave-karmas waiting on them both!!!!!!!!!!!!

jb'shomie
jb'shomie

hey thatsmyboy stop playing computer tuff guy and get and education you ignorant fuck. If i see you i will slap the fuck out of you then slap your momma bitch. so shut your fuckin mouth and stay out of grown folks business. 

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