Manhunt continues for suspect in Mountain Home homicide

Police are looking for Anthony Johnson.

MOUNTAIN HOME - The search continues in Mountain Home for a suspect in a homicide investigation.

At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Elmore County Sheriff Mike Hollinshead identified the victim as 25-year-old Justice Marie Gump. He said the suspect in the case is 30-year-old Anthony Alan Johnson.

Gump was killed at the Meadows Mobile Home Park Wednesday morning.

Deputies and Mountain Home police were called out to the park at about 6 a.m. after someone saw a tan SUV that had rolled into a telephone pole, and reported a possible car crash.

But when deputies arrived, Hollinshead said, they realized they were dealing with something much more serious.

"While deputies and officers were on scene, it was deemed that this was a possible homicide," he said.

At least one bullet hole was visible in the windshield of the SUV. Hollinshead declined to say how the woman died.

KTVB's crew at the scene witnessed police activity near the entrance to the mobile home park pick up again around 1 p.m.

At that point, a convoy police vehicles, including an armored SWAT truck, drove through the crime scene and went back further into the mobile home park.

For about the next two hours our crew could hear law enforcement talking over a PA system trying to get into contact with someone they believed was inside of one of the homes.

"This is the sheriff's office. We need to talk to you," one member of law enforcement was heard calling out over the loudspeaker. "We need to make sure you're OK. We don't want to hurt you. Please come to the window so we can talk."

Hollinshead said at the news conference that once they entered the home, they found it empty.

RAW VIDEO: Mountain Home homicide news conference

Johnson is described as being 6 feet tall and weighing 230 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair, although Hollinshead said that Johnson may have recently shaved his head.

He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who knows where Anthony Johnson might be is asked to call Elmore County Sheriff's Office at (208) 587-2121.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of the victim, Justice Gump.

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