Police charge pair arrested after lockdown


Published: Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 12:58 a.m.
Two people arrested earlier this month after they fled from police and caused a brief lockdown at A.L. Mebane Middle School in Alachua are now facing additional burglary and robbery charges, according to police reports.
William Eugene Johnson, 38, of Trenton and Melissa Nicole Conway, 28, of Alachua were arrested on Jan. 11 after they fled from police during a traffic stop near Mebane Middle School.
After being arrested, police found items in their vehicle that linked the pair to two home burglaries that occurred earlier in the day in Gainesville, according to arrest reports. Both now face two charges of burglary and grand theft. In the two burglaries, about $3,500 worth of items were reported stolen, police said.
Johnson was also linked to a home invasion robbery in Alachua that occurred on Jan. 7. The victim in that case identified Johnson in a photo lineup and told police Johnson entered his home armed with a shotgun and demanded money before running from the home, according to the arrest report.
Johnson has been charged with robbery in that case, according to police records.
Alice Wallace can be reached at 338-3109 or alice.wallace@gvillesun.com

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