Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Dejon Demarkus-Roland Johnson, 23 (DOB: 02/27/1997), of Detroit, and Andrew Curtis Williams, 23, (DOB: 10/05/1996), of Ypsilanti, in connection with the armed robbery of a 24-year-old Inkster man and subsequent police chase.
On May 15, 2020 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Romulus police officers were dispatched to the area of 9900 Wayne Road in Romulus, Michigan in response to a telephone call about an armed robbery in a vehicle that was in progress. Upon arrival, the officers ordered three males out of the vehicle. The victim exited the vehicle and, as the defendants drove away from the scene, it is alleged that they drove directly at one of the responding officers, who was forced to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. The vehicle continued to flee at a high rate of speed before crashing into a carport a few blocks away. When the defendants got out of the vehicle, it is alleged that the driver pulled a weapon and fired two shots at a police officer. The defendants continued to flee on foot into a wooded area before being apprehended by the officers.
Defendant Johnson has been charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Armed Robbery, Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm, Fleeing and Eluding - Third Degree, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, two counts of Felonious Assault and five counts of Felony Firearm.*
Defendant Andrews has been charged with Armed Robbery, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Felony Firearm.*
Both defendants have been charged with Violation of Executive Order 10.33, which is a 90-day misdemeanor with a $500.00 fine.
Johnson and Andrews were arraigned on May 17, 2020 before Judge Oakley in 34th District Court in Romulus. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for May 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in 34th District Court. Both defendants received a $1 Million bond. Please contact the Romulus Police Department for a photograph of the defendants.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.