June 3, 2016
Released by: Major Jason Wank, Chief Detective
On Friday 06/03/2016 the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jameliah Elaine Hannah, 23, and Willie Lee Johnson, 29, both of 330 McCotter Blvd, Havelock in connection with the road rage incident that ended with a driver being attacked in the Jim Dandy parking lot located at 1884 Hwy 24, in Newport that was caught on video.
The incident began on 05/29/2016 just after 5:00pm when the defendants allegedly pulled out of the rear exit of Walmart in Morehead City cutting off the victim who was traveling west on Hwy 24. According to accounts from both sides, the victim allegedly got in front of the defendant’s vehicle and stomped on the brakes. When the defendants attempted to pass, the vehicle would not let them by in either lane. Eventually words and gestures were exchanged and resulted in Johnson following the vehicle into the Jim Dandy parking lot where Johnson’s wife Hannah is seen committing the assault. The victim suffered a broken nose and two black eyes.
Hannah was charged with Assault Inflicting Serious Injury and Johnson was charged with Aiding & Abetting and Driving while License Revoked. Both were placed on a $5000.00 bond and are scheduled to appear in Carteret County District Court on July 11, 2016. (The couple is married but choose to use different last names). The video can be viewed on our Facebook page: Video