Suspect appears in court on armed robbery chargeA Superior man accused of shooting another man in the midst of an armed robbery made an initial appearance Monday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
A Superior man accused of shooting a man in the midst of an armed robbery made an initial appearance Monday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Quentin Jermaine Johnson, 35, faces one count felony armed robbery.
According to the criminal complaint:
The victim’s girlfriend, 19-year-old Sage Nigitchigamikwe Ross, asked Johnson to rob him. Ross said she had cashed a $2,500 check and given the money to the victim for him to double or triple by buying drugs. Instead, he bought parts for her car, which she didn’t want.
She started to ask around for someone who would rob her boyfriend so she could get some of her money back. Johnson, who was living within a block of the victim’s residence in Superior, agreed to do it.
On Sept. 1, he went to the victim’s apartment at 1627½ Tower Ave. Ross left the door open for Johnson, then waited in the living room when he confronted the victim outside the apartment. Johnson took TVs and laptop computers, then jumped the victim on the stairs of the residence, pointing a gun at him and demanding his necklace.
When the victim pulled away from Johnson, he fell into a window and the gun went off. The victim was injured in the upper left side of his chest.
When Ross made contact with Johnson later that day, he told her the robbery did not go the way he wanted it to and the only thing he got was the necklace, no money.
Bail was set at $20,000 cash with the conditions that Johnson have no contact with the victim or Ross, and he possess no dangerous weapons.
Ross faces a felony count of armed robbery as a party to a crime in connection with the incident. A preliminary hearing in her case is set for Wednesday.
She remains free after posting $2,500 cash bail. If convicted, both Johnson and Ross face maximum penalties of up to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000.