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Raleigh man charged with assault for knife threat

Posted November 28, 2010

— A Raleigh man was jailed Saturday for threatening a shop owner with a knife. 

According to the warrant for his arrest, Demetrious Delmenta Johnson, 20, of 8108-304 Green Lantern St., was protecting his brother, whom the store owner accused of shoplifting. The warrant did not name Johnson's brother.

Johnson was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and held on $30,000 bond.


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  • dwr1964 Nov 29, 2010

    Criminals have a hard time prooving self defense. That only flies in cases of police brutality, but not here. Let this loser sit in prison. IT won't change his life, but it makes mine a little more safe.

  • jbirdnc Nov 29, 2010

    I guess my last comment wasn't PC worthy. Story as being reported on another local site says these guys were caught stealing 4 can of the popular drink 4 Loco. Nice........

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Nov 29, 2010

    "..was protecting his brother, whom the store owner accused of shoplifting."

    This sentence is totally wrong. If the store owner was 'attacking' his brother, he would be 'protecting' his brother. But since the store owner wasn't attacking his brother, this criminal was assaulting the store owner. Wrong wording in that sentence. Put the blame where it belongs.

  • qdogg Nov 29, 2010

    I agree B and H

  • Blessed and Highly Favored Nov 29, 2010

    Here we go jumping to conclusions and not knowing the whole story. His brother could be mentally challenged and or don't know right from wrong. Lets get the whole story and let GOD be the judge.

  • qdogg Nov 29, 2010

    Seem like there are a lot of facts missing...

  • YNCSW51 Nov 29, 2010

    Soemtimes you got to let your brother take responsiblity for his action. I doubt the storeowner was wrong and this young man should have stayed out of it. Hope both of these brothers realize the error in judgment except the punishment and get on with their lives.

  • qdogg Nov 29, 2010

    notagain1903 that is a little far fetched!

  • notagain1903 Nov 29, 2010

    Demetrious Delmenta Johnson was protecting his brother, whom the store owner accused of shoplifting.
    Another great citizen of that community helping his family enrich themselves. Whats next?.. pulling out a shotgun on the door to door saleman to protect his Mama....???

  • qdogg Nov 29, 2010

    Another incident of racial profiling...?