Arrest warrant issued for suspect in carjacking - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/31/10

Police issue warrant for suspect in carjacking in Hastings parking lot

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Lubbock, TX (KCBD) – The search continues for a man police say is armed and dangerous on the loose in the hub city. Dyone Johnson is accused of taking a teenager's car and wallet at gunpoint. The 24-year-old is a wanted man and faces an aggravated robbery charge.

Detectives also believe he may be responsible for a spree of crimes across the city of Lubbock. The warrant authorities issued for Johnson's arrest is only connected to the armed robbery on March 21st in the Hastings parking lot near 50th and Indiana.

Investigators acted on CrimeLine tips and police work to identify Johnson and now they are asking for your help to find him.

"I'm going to characterize this individual as armed and extremely dangerous," said Captain Greg Stevens with the Lubbock Police Department.

The alleged crime spree started back on March 21st in a bookstore parking lot. "I saw him coming and walking around this corner right here and I saw him look and I didn't think much of it, but then I realized he was following me, so I was trying to get in my car as fast as I could," but someone beat Monterey High School Senior Josh Reese to it. "I hear him come up behind me and he said ‘hey it's your lucky day' and I turned around and I looked at him and I said what, and then he pulled a gun out and said give me your keys and give me your wallet."

According to the arrest warrant filed Wednesday, Reese identified Johnson in a photo spread. Cpt.. Stevens says detectives do believe Johnson is involved in a string of robberies around the same time the teenager's car was stolen.

The day after the armed robbery, two people in South Lubbock were robbed at gunpoint. Police spotted the stolen vehicle at a convenience store and tried to pull the driver over in the 2000 block of 64th street.

"Whether or not he was the one driving the vehicle that night, jumped out ran and fired at officers is still under investigation," said Cpt Stevens. Stevens. A SWAT standoff is also linked to the crime spree. Detectives anticipate more charges, but for now their priority is finding Johnson.

He is described as a black male 5 feet 9 inches weighing around 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and may have a goatee.

Johnson was released from prison in January after serving time for a 2004 felony theft conviction. If you have information that may help authorities call CrimeLine at 741-1000. Cash rewards are available for tips that lead to an arrest and conviction. Authorities say if someone is hiding Johnson, they will face charges of interfering with his arrest.

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