Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Grand jury indicts Salem man on shooting, drug charges
Anthony Michael Johnson was charged in connection with a shooting on July 24.
A Salem man charged in a nonfatal shooting in July has been indicted in that attack, as well as on drug and firearm charges.
Anthony Michael Johnson, 32, was indicted Monday by a Roanoke grand jury on charges of malicious shooting, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm as a felon, using a firearm to commit a felony and receiving a stolen firearm.
The shooting was reported July 24, just before 8 p.m., in the 4900 block of Williamson Road Northwest.
Court records showed that Johnson, a Salem tattoo artist, was arrested and charged with attacking Jason Quackenbush of Bent Mountain.
Medical crews took Quackenbush to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. A hospital spokesman said he was later discharged.
That shooting was the second in Roanoke that day, following an early morning homicide at the intersection of Courtland Road and Oakland Boulevard Northwest.
The grand jury on Monday also brought an additional indictment - for using a firearm to commit a malicious shooting - against Anthony Jermaine Pond.
Pond, 20, already had been charged with attempted malicious shooting after an April 15 incident in northwest Roanoke.
He's accused of shooting a gun at a home on Hanover Avenue after an earlier dispute with someone who lived in the house. No one inside was injured, but police said an occupant fired back, striking Pond, who had a bullet wound when he was later arrested in the 1600 block of Mercer Avenue.
Other Roanoke grand jury indictments Monday included:
-- Salvatore Kastrinos, on a May 23 charge of malicious wounding.
-- Robert Junior Overstreet, charged with attempted murder, use of a firearm to commit attempted murder, aggravated malicious wounding and using a firearm to commit aggravated malicious wounding. The charges stem from an Aug. 27 incident.
-- Emerson Antonio Reyes, 47, on a July 16 charge of rape. He's scheduled to go to trial in circuit court in December.
-- Leroy Ransome II, on a March 13 charge of malicious wounding.
-- Roland Wendel Booher Jr., 32, on a May 7 charge of malicious wounding.
-- Tracy Jean Martin, 31, of Rocky Mount on an Aug. 1 charge of unlawful wounding.