Police arrest two on charges of first-degree murder

By: Mark Berman
By: Mark Berman

Two teenagers are in custody, charged with first degree murder. Rockford police have arrested 17-year-old Scottie Clemons and 18-year-old Sidney Price. They are charged with the shooting death of a 27-year-old Loves Park man.

The two are accused of the October 5 shooting death of Bernard Melton, Jr. outside an apartment at 1124 12th Ave. Police picked up Clemons and Price at two separate locations on Rockford's east side. They are both being held on a one million dollars bond in the Winnebago County Jail.

Police say they are, however, still looking for 17-year-old Jesus Garcia, for his connection to the shooting death of Alexandra Cervantes earlier to this month.


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