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Armed robbery suspect found squatting in home

Johnson in cuffs in Ashburn (Source: Turner Co. Sheriff) Johnson in cuffs in Ashburn (Source: Turner Co. Sheriff)
REBECCA, GA (WALB) -

The man wanted in a Rebecca, GA armed robbery is facing charges after he was arrested Tuesday morning. The robbery took place Thursday at Diva's Food Store.

According to Turner County authorities, Kenneth Johnson is charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Officials say he stole a truck from Wayne County and tried to sell it to a woman, who went to check the licence plates. The tags returned a status of "stolen," and deputies later caught Johnson squatting in a Cook County home.

Turner Co. Sheriff Andy Hester provided this news release-

Suspect Kenneth Lamar Johnson was escorted into the Turner County Jail.  Sheriff Andy Hester would like to thank his Turner County Sheriff's Office employees, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, the Cook County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in identifying and apprehending the suspect before he could cause any additional harm. 

Sheriff Hester also thanks WALB for their quick response and efforts to air the story as it unfolded.

 

 

Johnson has been taken to the Turner County jail.


 

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