December 18, 2015
Released by: Major Jason Wank, Chief Detective
On 12/17/2015 Carteret County deputies arrested Adrian “AJ” Marcus Johnson, 20, of Merrimon Road in Beaufort. Johnson, who had been on the run after fleeing from a vehicle being chased by law enforcement immediately following the robbery, was taken into custody at 120 Croatan Drive in Newport approximately 5:30pm.
In this fifth and final arrest Johnson was charged with the same charges as each of his four co-defendants (Brody George, Kim McLaughlin, Dvonta Gibbs, and Trevonne Myrick) who all remain in the county jail. Johnson faces additional robbery charges for an unrelated incident in Havelock.
For his part in the Midway Mart robbery Johnson has been charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. He is currently being held in the Carteret County Jail under a $300,000.00 bond. His first appearance is scheduled for Friday morning, 12/18/2016.