Montgomery County District Attorney, Kevin R. Steele and Cheltenham Township Police Chief John Frye, just announced the arrest of Antonio Lindsay, 24, for the murder of John Kohler III, that took place at the Dominican Retreat House in Cheltenham Twp.
John Kohler III, of Johnston Pa. was found shot to death at 1750 Ashbourne Road by Cheltenham Police, on January 30, 2018. The Montgomery County Detective Bureau and Cheltenham Township Police Department then began a joint investigation that revealed that Kohler had driven an acquaintance from Johnstown to the Philadelphia area on Jan. 27 and had been in the area since. During the early morning hours of January. 30, according to witness accounts, Lindsay of Philadelphia and the victim exited Kohler’s car and walked up a hill out of viewpoint. Witnesses then heard gunshots, and Lindsay returned to the car alone
On February. 8, an arrest warrant was issued for Antonio Lindsay, and he was actively being sought by law enforcement. At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, Lindsay was apprehended in Philadelphia by members of the Homicide Fugitive Task Force. This task force is comprised of United States Deputy Marshals and members of the Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Fugitive Unit. Lindsay was arraigned last night before Magisterial District Judge James P. Gallagher. Bail was denied as defendants charged with first-degree murder are not eligible for bail, and Antonio Lindsay was remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. on March 14, 2018, before Judge Christopher J. Cerski. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Kelly Lloyd and Erika Wevodau.