Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 24-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stabbing his father to death following a heated dispute inside their Freeport home, Nassau County police said.Jordan JohnsonJordan Johnson, 24, charged with second-degree murder, will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead. His father, 55-year-old Russell Johnson, was pronounced dead just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Investigators have yet to determine what the dispute was over and what prompted it to turn violent.“I don’t have a motive,” Det. Capt. John Azzata, commander of the Homicide Squad, told reporters during a news conference Wednesday at police headquarters in Mineola. “Obviously, it was something that disturbed both of them severely for it to end like this.”Russell Johnson’s sister was talking on the phone with her brother when she heard an altercation at his house and called 911. Freeport Village police responded at 3:45 p.m. and placed Jordan Johnson under arrest.The elder Johnson was stabbed multiple times, Azzata said, adding that the pending autopsy report would determine the number of stab wounds. He declined to identify the murder weapon and did not say if it was recovered.Tuesday was not the first time police had been called to the Loretta Lane home where father and son lived alone. From 2007 to 2013, police came to the residence eight times to respond to domestic disputes involving either another one of Russell Johnson’s sons or an ex-wife, Azzata said. Only one arrest was made over the six-year period, and in that case it was Johnson’s other son who was taken into custody for unspecified reasons.“All others were closed after an investigation,” Azzata said.Aside from Tuesday’s call, the most recent incident was in June, when Jordan Johnson was removed from the home and taken to a local hospital, Azzata said. He was not charged with any crimes.“He does have a medical history,” Azzata said of Jordan Johnson. The homicide detective declined to elaborate. Jordan Johnson has no prior arrest record.
SOMERTON, Ariz. – A fourth IMCA division joins the programs each night of Cocopah Speedway’s fourth annual Winter Nationals.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, along with IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, vie at Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7 and Feb. 13 and 14 shows. The Somerton speedplant becomes the first track in Arizona to sanction IMCA Stock Cars in 2015. Feb. 6, 7 and 13 Modified features pay $1,000 to win and a minimum of $200 to start while the Valentine’s Day main event pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300. All four races are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events. Stock Cars race for $500 to win and a minimum of $100 to start, Northern SportMods for $400 to win and a minimum of $60, and Hobby Stocks for $350 to win and a minimum of $50. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points, but no track points, will be awarded. There is no entry fee or pill draw fee in any division any night and pit passes are $30 each night. Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and military personnel, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for six and under. The Winter Nationals bowling tournament is Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Cocopah Wild River. The fanfest party and car show is at the same location beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12. More information is available online at www.cocopahspeedway.com or by calling 928 344-1563.