An August sentencing is scheduled for a man convicted Wednesday of cocaine and firearms charges. John Talley Johnson Jr., 34, was found guilty in U.S. Federal Court for possessing 25 grams of rock cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Bradley County Sheriff’s Office information.
The Bradley County Drug Enforcement Unity executed a search warrant in August 2008 at a residence on Wilson Avenue. The two suspects reportedly attempted to flee on foot.
Johnson, 34, was taken into custody shortly after by the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit.
Johnson was caught a short distance away but the other suspect was never found. A search of his vehicle subsequent to arrest resulted in the confiscation of over 25 grams of crack cocaine and a loaded handgun, according to Bob Gault, media relations officer for BCSO.
“Johnson, a convicted felon, was processed through Federal Court under the Project Safe Neighborhoods partnership between the BCSO, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Attorney’s office,” said Gault.
Sheriff Tim Gobble commented on how important it was for all law enforcement agencies to work together to protect others and thanked all those providing assistance in the investigation and prosecution of the case.
U.S. District Court Judge Harry S. “Sandy” Mattice presided over the case.
- A Thoroughbred Drive residence was the scene of an alleged theft of games.
Jimell Kahrs said someone took several Wii and GameBoy games from her home.
According to the report filed by Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Kahrs indicated several guests were staying at the home at the time of the alleged theft.
Investigation has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division for followup.
Approximately 13 games valued at $370 were reported missing.