GEORGETOWN, KY – Georgetown police have arrested a man suspected of robbing two Georgetown College students. The incident in the Lambda Chi Alpha parking lot on January 30, 2014, led to a thirty-minute campus lockdown.
Charles Johnson, 18, of Georgetown is alleged to have also been involved in another robbery in Lexington as well, that of a pizza delivery driver. The investigation into that incident led to Johnson being charged in the case involving the Georgetown College students, according to police.
At the time, it was believed Johnson wielded a weapon. Police now say it was a pellet gun.
Johnson faces two charges of first degree robbery, according to Scott County Detention Center records. At last report, he was being held at the detention center in lieu of $20,000 full cash bond.
From his jail cell, Johnson told Lexington television station WLEX that the crimes were “a stupid choice and a stupid decision.” Investigators say he is being cooperative and they are looking into possible gang affiliation out of Cincinnati.
There were no injuries in the campus incident. Stolen items including wallets and a cell phone were recovered by investigators soon afterward. The campus was temporarily put on lockdown while Georgetown Police and Scott County Sheriff’s deputies searched the nearby area.