Arrest Made in 2013 Homicide of D.J. in Wilkes-Barre

Michael Olney

WILKES-BARRE — Authorities have announced the arrest of a man in connection with the death of a popular D.J. in Luzerne County nearly four years ago.

The United States Marshals Service arrested Roberto Battle, 28, on Tuesday in New York City. Battle faces charges including criminal homicide.

David Andrew Nealy was also charged for his role as the alleged driver in the murder.

Investigators believe Battle shot and killed Michael Olney, also known as “DJ Mo,” in Wilkes-Barre in October of 2013.

Onley was killed leaving “Outsiders” bar on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre early in the morning.

Witnesses at the time said someone drove by and fired into the crowd killing DJ Mo. Prosecutors announced today that they believe Battle and Nealy were angry after being thrown out of the bar and then fired into the crowd. The Luzerne County District Attorney added that DJ Mo did not appear to be targeted.

Onley was known in the community as a vocal advocate against violence. He also hosted a popular hip-hop show on Wilkes University’s WCLH radio for 13 years, long after he graduated from the school.

Battle is expected to be extradited to Pennsylvania where he will face charges in Luzerne County. Nealy is already housed at SCI Frackville.

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