Man charged with burglary, other offenses


First Posted: 1/26/2009

First-degree burglary and other charges were filed against a Mount Airy man after he allegedly forced himself into a city apartment during the weekend.
Quincy Monroe Johnson, who recently had been released from prison in connection with the robbery of a local convenience store in 2007, is in custody again due to an alleged incident on Newsome Street.
Johnson, 22, of 331 Eleanor Ave., is accused of forcing open a door to the residence of Randall Joel Frye and Margaret Dianne Urbanski during the early morning hours Saturday, causing the door to strike Urbanski. She was not injured.
The intruder then took a Winchester 94 rifle and a scope, valued at more than $500, from the residence and fled the scene.
Warrants subsequently were issued against Johnson on charges of first-degree burglary, larceny of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault on a female.
Initially on Saturday, Johnson was held on an involuntary commitment at Northern Hospital of Surry County, and upon being released from the hospital was arrested by city police and transported to the Surry County Jail. He was being held Monday night under a $100,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 18.
Johnson had been released from the state prison system on Nov. 1 after serving less than eight months of a 13-to-16-month sentence for common-law robbery stemming from an incident at Neighbors on U.S. 601 on Sept. 6, 2007.
In that case, he used a box cutter to rob a clerk after asking for change for a $100 bill, according to previous reports. Johnson stuck the box cutter toward the clerks stomach, demanded that she open the register, then removed bills and fled.
Johnson was encountered by officers at a residence in Flat Rock later the same day, but allegedly resisted arrest and was caught after a short chase and struggle. A city detective suffered minor injuries and had his cell phone, pager and clothes damaged in the struggle.
The Eleanor Avenue resident originally was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and injury to property in that case, but was convicted on the charge of common-law robbery in Surry Superior Court last March 11.
Contact Tom Joyce at [email protected], or at 719-1924.

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