Man charged in violent Cove robbery

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Bond has been set at a total of $300,000 for 29-year-old Jamoni Renard Johnson, charged in connection with a violent robbery involving shots being fired and a car being crashed into.

DNA samples found on a hoodie, gloves, sweat shirt and a wig found in a car abandoned after the robbery led to the arrest of Johnson.

Court papers filed in the case refer to the robbery of a business called KG’s Amusement  in the 300 block of Cove Terrace on May 16, 2017.

During that robbery,  two men entered the business and pointed a handgun at the head of an employee, demanding money.

One of the robbers rummaged through her purse while the other held her down with a gun to her head threatening to shoot her.

The complaint paper work says they then fled the store and ran to an SUV parked nearby.

A friend of the victim who witnessed the incident attempted to block the SUV in its parking space but the driver of the SUV rammed her car and got away.

The friend who tried to block them in followed, chasing them to the 600 block of Sunset where the occupants got out of the vehicle and fired at hers,  striking her car at least twice.

Police later found the suspect vehicle in the 1300 block of Chaparral Road.

The 2008 Chevy Equinox had been abandoned and was found to have damage consistent with striking the other vehicle.

Police obtained a search warrant and recovered the wig, gloves, sweatshirt and other items identified from security camera video as having been used in the robbery.

Police determined that the vehicle belonged to the sister of the suspect and had been reported stolen.

They obtained a search warrant for the DNA of Jamoni Johnson and the results of the tests came back in September 2018 when warrants were obtained and the case taken to the Coryell County Grand Jury.

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