Two Durham men charged with robbing multiple pizza deliverymen
Posted November 12, 2014
Durham, N.C. — Two men arrested Tuesday for robbing a pizza deliveryman and leading police on a vehicle chase in Durham now face additional charges for similar robberies in the city.
Javonta Lakeith Williams, 20, and Leon Deshaun Johnson, 17, both of Durham, are charged with three robberies that occurred in October and November.
Officers were dispatched to a robbery call on the 400 block of East Pilot Street Tuesday night after a pizza deliveryman said two men wearing bandanas over their faces and armed with handguns took cash and a phone from him, police said. One of the men hit the man in the face with a gun before the pair took off in the victim's Nissan Cube, police said. An officer later spotted the vehicle on South Roxboro Street, which led to a vehicle pursuit before the Nissan crashed into a pole on Dallas Street.
After a foot chase, Williams was caught on the 200 block of West Weaver Street. Another officer and his K9 found Johnson hiding in bushes.
Two guns, along with the victim's wallet and phone, were recovered, police said.
Williams and Johnson were each charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony conspiracy, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting, delaying and obstructing officers. Williams was also charged with possession of stolen goods and driving without a license.
On Wednesday, both men were charged with robbing pizza deliverymen on Oct. 14 and Nov. 8, both on the 400 block of East Cornwallis Road. In those instances, Williams and Johnson are each charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of larceny of a motor vehicle and one count of larceny of a firearm.
Both men remained in the Durham County jail Wednesday night, Williams under a $611,000 bond and Johnson under a $610,000 bond.