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Mom, sons charged with hiding Gold Factory shooting suspect

Posted February 24, 2011

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— A 44-year-old Fayetteville woman and her sons were charged Tuesday with hiding a suspect in the shooting of a jewelry store owner during a robbery last December.

Investigators said that Cornedica Johnson and her sons, 18-year-old Dion and 17-year-old Damon, hid her nephew, 16-year-old Chrishawn "Cub" Johnson. He had been named a suspect in the Dec. 23 robbery and shooting at the Gold Factory on Morganton Road.

Chrishawn Johnson was arrested during a Feb. 3 raid of his aunt's house at 963 Louise Circle. Police said they found nine handguns in the house, including one that had been stolen.

On Tuesday, Cornedica Johnson was charged with harboring a fugitive, and Dion Johnson and Damon Johnson were charged with aiding and abetting harboring a fugitive. All three also face charges of misdemeanor maintaining a dwelling for the use, storage or sale of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Immediately after the raid, the brothers were charged with possession of a stolen firearm and altering or removing a gun serial number.

Chrishawn Johnson and another man, Charles Boone III, 18, face charges of attempted murder and armed robbery in the case. Police are still searching for two unidentified men in the case.

Anyone with information about the other two robbers is asked to call police at 910-433-1851 or Crime Stoppers at 910 483-8477.

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  • fatchanceimwrong Feb 24, 2011

    "it landed on your head. ouch!" -wildcat

    That would explain alot of things...

  • wildcat Feb 24, 2011

    How far did the apple fall from your tree? fatchanceimwrong
    February 24, 2011 4:10 p.m.

    it landed on your head. ouch!

  • fatchanceimwrong Feb 24, 2011

    "How far did the apple fall from your tree? You are not perfect and have many flaws. Don't be so judgemental for someone higher is judging you." - wildcat

    Well, according to your own comment..."What kind of mother was she to allowed this?"...Pot...Kettle...

  • bmg379 Feb 24, 2011

    Chrishawn "Cub" Johnson

    can't stop laughing

  • wildcat Feb 24, 2011

    However, it doesn't sound to me like she's much better than the suspect. Apple didn't fall far this time.
    rebecca7

    How far did the apple fall from your tree? You are not perfect and have many flaws. Don't be so judgemental for someone higher is judging you.

  • wildcat Feb 24, 2011

    there is no hope.
    ccs1920

    There is always hope and it will never take generations to come, either.

  • wildcat Feb 24, 2011

    Relative or not....when you do criminal acts then the person hiding criminal should also be charged. What kind of mother was she to allowed this? She should have turned him or not be part of the hiding or allowing her children to either. I so glad all of them was charge. May she learn a valuable lesson here.

  • rebecca7 Feb 24, 2011

    I agree that education is key to reduce the need to do this sort of crime (Not a need exactly, but what one thinks they "need"). If this kid was in school and focusing on a skill to obtain a good job... there wouldn't be a need to rob a hard working store owner/store to "get by." And it's up to each individual to push themselves to do the right thing... no one can make those decisions for you. It's harder to the right thing sometimes, but it's worth it in the long run. Kids make terrible, hormone driven, irrational decisions and it's up to the adults/parents/family to do the right thing sometimes - even when it's super hard to do. In this case, his aunt SHOULD have turned him in knowing the implications she was bringing on herself and her children directly by harboring her nephew. However, it doesn't sound to me like she's much better than the suspect. Apple didn't fall far this time.

  • Slip Kid Feb 24, 2011

    What's with the rash of robberies/burglaries committed by 4 criminals? Are criminals so dumb these days that it takes 4 to commit the crime? I remember when criminals were reported to work alone or with just 1 partner. It would seem that would reduce the chances of getting caught or squealed on, don't you think? Glasd thay caught some of them!

  • ccs1920 Feb 24, 2011

    This type of behavior will continue for generations to come. Until they understand the value of an education, there is no hope.

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