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Dollar General Store suspect in custody

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dyersburg Police have arrested the suspect they believe broke out a glass door at an East Court Street business and stole several items.

Roy Johnson, 36, 510 Roberts Ave., was taken into custody and charged with burglary after he appeared at the Dyer County Jail on Tuesday evening.

Johnson is alleged to have broken out the plate-glass window of the Dollar General Store at 801 East Court St. sometime Monday evening. A large piece of concrete was used to knock out the window.

DPD Capt. Roger Dudley said Johnson was identified as a suspect and officers went to his residence several times looking for him before he arrived at the jail. After police were notified that Johnson was at the jail, officers arrived and took him into custody.

Johnson is thought to have acted alone and possibly took several clothing items during the commission of the crime.

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Just as I had suspected. The DPD arrested another innocent african american. You people will show your stupidity and low IQ by screaming your hatred towards Roy, as I sit back in my office chair with all of my college degrees on the wall and laugh at you because I am highly educated and above you. Somebody needs to give Roy a dose of his own medicine. The DPD needs give Roy a large milkshake from the sonic and cut out all of his vital organs and donate them to science while he is eating his milkshake.

Ben Wilson

-- Posted by Ben Wilson on Thu, Oct 27, 2011, at 12:53 PM

Boy your stupid...

-- Posted by win2kadm on Thu, Oct 27, 2011, at 4:05 PM

ben wilson doesn't deserve attention, so we pay him none, BUT, he don;t go away either.

-- Posted by seniorcomment on Thu, Oct 27, 2011, at 6:28 PM


-- Posted by COMETTRAIL48 on Thu, Oct 27, 2011, at 7:22 PM

plea not guilty mr johnson. our d a is itching to neglect his duties again, and again!

-- Posted by closerlook on Thu, Oct 27, 2011, at 7:32 PM

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