Chad Norris Accused of Killing Tempe Business Co-Owner; Cops Find Loads of Alleged Evidence but No Body

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Chad Norris (left) and Tamara Norris.
A Tempe missing-person case has turned into a homicide case, as the co-owner of an auto-body repair shop is accused of killing his business partner, although the man's body has not been found.

Chad Norris, 33, was arrested on a second-degree murder charge in the presumed death of 45-year-old Jason Johnson, and Norris' wife has also been arrested for allegedly helping cover up the evidence.

Tempe police put out a missing-person alert on Tuesday, after Johnson didn't show up to work on Monday, and had missed several appointments with friends and family over the weekend.

Police say Chad and Tamara Norris were arrested the next day.

According to Tempe police, investigators started questioning employees at the Tempe location of Johnson and Norris' business, Scottsdale Auto Collision Center, near Priest Drive and Elliot Road.

Police learned that Norris and Johnson had been in an argument the last time Johnson was seen, which was September 14.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, nobody at the shop knew what the argument was about, but Johnson was known to get upset about the progress of the shop's renovation, which had been going on for three months.


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Ktulu
Ktulu

Man, how bad do you think Jason's corpse smells right about now???

eastcoasterforlife
eastcoasterforlife

Jason, we will raise a glass to you here in NewYork.  Rest in peace friend!!!

eastcoasterforlife
eastcoasterforlife

.........and now douchbag chad and his wife plead not guilty.  What a joke.  Time to man up Chad.  What were you doing with the trailer,,,,,,with Jasons ID, blood and shell casings.  I hope you both go to jail for a long long time.  How about manning up and telling the authorities what you did with him so those that loved him can have closure and we can start the long process of forgiveness.  I pray that the prosecutor goes for the death penalty....Ultimately your heavenly father is who you will be explaining your actions to.  As for your wife.  How does she defend a coward who is ripe with infidelity?????  She too will have some time in jail to think about it.  We will continue to pray for the well being of your children.....Man up Chad!!!

wealth
wealth

I knew Jason for several years.  Yes, he was intense and could get fired up.  Chad.  I didn't know him as well.  He seemed quiet and was good at what he did.  The comments of Jason treating Chad like a brother and considering him one. True.  Ktulu...you are simply ignorant.  If you were an insurance appraiser aka (the guy who tried to save the billion dollar  insurance companies money) and you dealt with someone you thought was doing unscrupulous things and did nothing to stop it, well.....it pretty much sums up your ethic as well.  It really doesn't matter how heated an argument can get.  You simply don't kill them (alledged).  If you knew them both, you knew Jason was a large strong man....and Chad?  Tall, but not near the size Jason was.  So, if they got into a scuffle and Chad had no cuts, bruises let alone anything more serious and Jason is likely dead???  It just doesn't add up.  I have had my cars repaired there for years and have referred many friends over the years.  Mine were not insurance claims, just some custom work, and Kutlu.....I always had a fair price and the job was done to the level of excellence every time.  I can only hope that this all gets cleared up and that the truth comes out.  Jason....you will be missed to all those who considered you a friend.  I pray that you are at peace.

Karma
Karma

ktulu - your comments are not welcome - please do not post again - karma is king

Ktulu
Ktulu

I am an auto appraiser and have been to that shop many times and can tell you that Jason was a lying, conniving thief. He cheated his bod. ymen on hours and lied to his estimators about bonuses. That is why he had a revolving door of employees there, the only ones who could stay were equally lying and conniving types.We all know he did time in CA for insurance fraud and was up to his old tricks out in Scottsdale, openly telling customers how to enhance the damage to their vehicles. Hopefully now that miserable shop will close its door forever

employeeofsac
employeeofsac

I am an employee of Scottsdale Auto Collision and I just have to first say that this situation is very sad.  It has been a really rough week at work.  I knew both the victim and alleged defendants and I have to agree with FriendofTamara, the whole thing is very disturbing.  Chad is a very intelligent man and this whole thing doesn't make sense. There are a lot of things the detectives still haven't told the public about this case.  I just hope anyone that can help the detectives in this case will and tell them ANYTHING they might know about the disappearance of Jason will step up and tell them.  

FriendofTamara
FriendofTamara

To FriendofJason, I know the alleged defendants and this whole thing is very disturbing to me. They are good people with a family they adore and would do anything to PROTECT them. I know about Jason's personallity and there are issues in this case that have not come to light yet. Even though what happened is horrible, there may be a very good reason that it happened the way it did.

FriendofJason
FriendofJason

I am truly ashamed for posters Moon_Hunter and drgonzo A tragedy has occurred, what appears, Jason was brutally murdered and what sounds like dismembered God forbid. Even worse, by a man he obviously trusted  and befriended enough to be business partners with and all your "comments" are are trying to correct another's comment AND in a very rude and disrespectful way at that!

Oh Moon_Hunter> FYI:"We the People" you know...'A Jury of our peers" I'll break it down just a bit more in case you haven't got it... "We the Jury find the Defendant____".

Now grow up and show some respect!!! Figure out what you are so miserable about, handle it and let the mean and nasty Moon_Hunter RIP as Jason will. He's home with God and his mother now. So... quit attacking strangers!!!

 

Rest in peace Jason Michael Johnson, you will always be loved, missed and remembered!!

 

Celebrating your life in Sacramento!!

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robert_graham
robert_graham

Police don't need a body to convict somebody of murder.

drgonzo
drgonzo

it's real evidence, not alleged evidence.  The cops allege that the evidence recovered supports a conclusion, but the evidence is real.  Likewise, the cops allegedly recovered evidence that shows a crime occurred.

kidracer
kidracer

@Ktulu about as bad you im sure. You make Right Guard turn left, Speed Stick slow down, Sure confused and secret so obvious bro. Isn't it time to give up? Hey remember too bro your supposed to wipe your ass after you shit not before.

Ktulu
Ktulu

More like "Resting in Pieces!"

Ktulu
Ktulu

Infidelity??? Wasn't Jason tapping that little hottie secretary in his shop who pranced around in the f**k-me pumps??? Didn't he buy her those bolt-ons?

wealth
wealth

 @Ktulu you are just a douche.  A douche who works for the insurance company to screw the consumer and you have the balls to bad mouth a guy who in reality made sure you had a job.  You are nothing but a moron.  Too bad we don't know who you are to report you to the insurance company you work for  for not reporting something you say was wrong???I wonder what your boss would think???

 

kidracer
kidracer

@Ktulu listen up bro. Im am a technician for the late Scottsdale auto collision and never not once have i been screwed out of hours from Jason, the cheap fraudulent adjusters such as yourself... many times. Your just pissed because we actually do whats in the best interest for the customer, not the billion dollar insurance companies screwing customers out of monthly premiums and trying to hang china parts on their vehicles. Yes i will acknowledge that jason did time for fraud but thats just it he did his time... Have you? He was a great boss and a great person and as to "wealth" yes jason was a big guy but chad used his gun. I have photos in my possession of the after math of bullet holes and the attempt to cover them up at the shop . Chad is a murderer and justice will be served. Now we will wait for chad to grow a set of nuts and tell us where Jason's body is so we can lay the poor guy to rest. Rip Jason johnson

eastcoasterforlife
eastcoasterforlife

 @FriendofTamara if so.......we are all waiting for the truth to come out.  If it was so explainable.....explain why tamara and chad plead not guilty when it is clear as day that they had something to do with it???

kidracer
kidracer

@FriendofTamara their isnt any good reason to murder someone. No matter how godly chad thought he was. Open your eyes cunt.

AZallday
AZallday

@FriendofTamara Regardless of Jason's personality or other "issues," that is not an excuse for what was done. Go to legal arbitration. Be a man. And if you snap, don't take your wife out with you and now leave your 4 kids as orphans? Protect them? All he did was destroy Jason's life, his own life, his wife's (your friend's) life, the children's, not to mention a business they both loved. And in 1 final cowardly act, Chad made sure his wife went down with him by having her help. Way to "protect!" Jason loved Chad like a brother. They both had unique personalities and the end result is very sad with a lot of lives ruined. RIP Jason.

Moron_Hunter
Moron_Hunter

 @JoeArpaioFan Police don't convict anyone of anything. Police arrest. Prosecutors charge and, well, prosecute.  Conviction or acquittal comes at trial, where the police are, at best, witnesses.

 

Only an absolute moron wouldn't know that - it's basic, sixth-grade civics!

kidracer
kidracer

@Ktulu jason was never married smart guy

kidracer
kidracer

@eastcoasterforlife @FriendofTamara the only reason that pile of dog shit mr. Chad norris and his wife plead not guilty is because the judge would have imposed the maximum sentence on their evil souls. Its not going to help them. Now chad has another felony piled on his charges. Grand theft auto.

FriendofTamara
FriendofTamara

My dear boy, how would you have reacted if put in Chad's place?  I'm not defending what he allegedly did, but have you ever been put in a position where you were possibly in fear of your life and the lives of your family?  You would probably do the same thing to ensure their safety, no matter what the cost.  It's human nature to protect what you love.  Like I said before, not all the facts are on the table yet. So please refrain from calling me or anyone else a "cunt" or any other unpleasant name you effin azz hole.

FriendofTamara
FriendofTamara

@AZallday you apparently don't know Chad or Tamara. From what I understand, Jason always fought with Chad. I even saw it myself years ago. I tried to make my original comments as tactful as possible, but after reading your post, I will guess you're a friend of Jason's and I will say he may have threatened Chad or provoked him another way that caused this to happen. Jason was not an "innocent" man by any stretch of the imagination. I feel bad that his relatives have to go through this, but I feel even worse for Chad and Tamara and their families. No one considers the other party's position, reasoning or opinions anymore and it's pathetic. By the way, Chad and Tamara's children will NEVER be orphans !!!!!!!

naradain
naradain

Eastcoasterforlife, we all know what 's been said on the news and in the papers.  Yes, the evidence is there, but Chad and Tamara had the right to request an attorney before speaking to the police and their right to plead not guilty.  IT WAS THEIR RIGHT!!!  Yes Chad is an arrogant sob and has a terrible history and Tamara should have thought better before getting involved, but again, NOT EVERYTHING HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO LIGHT.  So, next time you want to tell someone to put the bong down, maybe you'd better put yours down first before you hurt yourself.

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eastcoasterforlife
eastcoasterforlife

 @FriendofTamara FofT.  Get off this board.  you are on your own here.  Alleged my ass.  Bags being put into an suv, trailers being dropped off with blood and shell casings as well as identification of Jason in it.....the next day trying to cover up the evidence in Tempe.  It's time to put down your bong and realize that your pacifist friends are murderers.  Any jury who sees this will put them both away for a hell of a long time.  Can't wait to be cheering that decision when it goes to trial.  I feel sorry for their four kids. I knew Chad to.  He was an arrogant jerkoff who had a chip on his shoulder. All you have to do is look at his FB picture and it sums up what a jerk off he is.  As far as his kids....are you kidding me.  How about the fact that Jasons daughter was left without a father.  And for the record, he was a great dad.

eastcoasterforlife
eastcoasterforlife

 @FriendofTamara  @AZallday friend of tamara.  There is NO excuse for what your buddies have done and for chad to drag his wife into it is discusting.  What a big man.  Kill your partner and then drag your timid wife into it.  Lets not forget all of chads infidelities....knocking up a stripper etc....yes, he is such a great parent and role model isn't he.  Your judgement is terribly clouded.

FriendofTamara
FriendofTamara

I agree this isn't our fight.  I only ask that the kids and grandparents aren't brought into this.  They have enough to deal with now.  I know it's frustrating to not know where Jason is, but from what I understand Chad and Tamara aren't talking until they are able to speak to their lawyers, which is their right.  Hopefully after they've spoken to counsel things will start to come out and this whole mess can be resolved one way or the other.

AZallday
AZallday

@FriendofTamara, I am glad the kids will be taken care of. I knew Jason and Chad. Introvert vs Extrovert. Or as I have heard others say "Pitbull vs Cobra." yes, Jason had a bark, but he also had a huge heart, one that he wore on his sleave. Chad probably took lots of verbal abuse I am sure, and business owners have the right to choose to work together or choose not to. But Chad was a quiet cobra, who quietly had the most wicked bite of them all. You can try and spin it however you want but Jason did not deserve this regardless of who is your friend. You don't take the law into your own hands. God bless the children, friends, and family of all. This isn't "our" fight, this is "our" tragedy. A lot of lives were ruined, lets not lose sight of that. God bless you.

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