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JACKSONVILLE, March 19, 2013— A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the robbery and shooting which occurred at Austin Bank in Jacksonville, in November, 2012.
According to police reports, 66 year-old Louise Barnett, owner of Razorback Grocery Store in Jacksonville, was attempting to make a deposit around 5:30 p.m., at the Austin Bank on the corner of South Bolton and West Commerce streets. An unknown suspect ran up to her car and began beating on the passenger-side window, demanding she open the door and give him the money. The suspect then produced a firearm and fired a single shot into the vehicle. The bullet struck Barnett, traveling through her hand and lodging into her shoulder.
Barnett was flown to East Texas Medical Center, and has since made a full recovery.
Earlier this year, police charged Jonathan Rashard Johnson in connection with this case. Johnson was incarcerated on unrelated charges. He is currently being held in the Cherokee County Jail.
According to Jacksonville Police Chief Reece Daniel, a second suspect has been arrested. Around noon, yesterday, Detectives arrested Michael Deangelo Johnson, age 25.
Police Chief Daniel declined to specify the exact nature of the charges against the two men in an effort to not disrupt the investigation. He says the investigation is ongoing and police are currently building cases against other known suspects. He did say that both men face First Degree Felony charges, which carry a maximum penalty of 99 years.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
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