St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Violet man for aggravated burglary

Posted: January 10th, 2018 | Filed under: News Releases

A Violet man was arrested for aggravated burglary after he forced his way into the home of a former roommate and threatened to kill him and a female friend, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

David Johnson, 45, of the 2400 block of Elizabeth Court, was booked Jan. 6 after he kicked in the back door to a residence where he once lived, forced his former roommate and a female friend who was visiting into a back bedroom, pointed a handgun at them and threatened to shoot them both.

On Jan. 6 shortly before 2 a.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a home invasion at a residence in the 3000 block of Stacie Drive in Violet.

When deputies arrived on the scene they came in contact with the two victims who said Johnson forced his way in and threatened them. During the incident, the victims said, Johnson took a phone call from someone interested in purchasing a handgun from him. They said Johnson exited the residence shortly after the phone call and did not return.

Sheriff Pohlmann said neither victim was injured in the incident, and a fully-loaded, black .9mm magazine was recovered on the ground just outside the residence.

An arrest warrant was issued for Johnson, and he was apprehended the same day in Violet.

Johnson is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison in lieu of a $30,000 bond.