3 Greenville Men Convicted of Home Invasion and Armed Robbery
Greenville, MS – In Greenville, Isaac, Meekco, and Trevontae Johnson were all found guilty of multiple charges involving a home invasion in 2013, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. After a full week of trial, a Washington County jury found Isaac Johnson, Meekco Johnson, and Trevontae Johnson guilty of assaulting and robbing a Greenville resident late last Friday night. The three men along with a fourth defendant, Matthew Moore, faced charges including Burglary of a Dwelling with Intent to Terrorize, Armed Robbery, and Kidnapping. Meekco Johnson faced an additional charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted felon. These defendants had been indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury in November 2013. The trial for the four men began on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 and ended Friday night around 7:00 p.m. when the jury announced their verdicts for these defendants. All defendants in this case were cousins and were each represented by their own attorneys.
The charges stemmed from the victim, Wayne Barrett calling the Greenville Police Department and reporting that three individuals had forced their way into his home on Sarullo Circle displaying firearms and demanding money. Once inside the home the defendants assaulted and dragged the victim from room to room as they took personal property including computers, money, and 10 firearms. The Greenville Police Department subsequently arrested the listed defendants and recovered the property within two days. Isaac Johnson, 24 years of age, was convicted of three charges including Burglary of a Dwelling with Intent to Terrorize, Armed Robbery, and Kidnapping. Sentencing for this defendant was continued until later in this term of court. He faces a potential sentence of 103 years in the State Penitentiary. Isaac Johnson has 2 prior felony convictions including Aggravated Assault and Attempted Sexual Battery. Trevontae Johnson, 23 years of age, was convicted of three charges including Burglary of a Dwelling with Intent to Terrorize, Armed Robbery, and Kidnapping. Sentencing for this defendant was also continued until later in this term of court. He faces a potential sentence of 104 years in the State Penitentiary. Trevontae Johnson did not have any prior felony convictions before this case.
Meekco Johnson, 25 years of age, was convicted of four charges including Burglary of a Dwelling with Intent to Terrorize, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Sentencing for this defendant was continued until later in this term of court. He faces a potential sentence of 113 years in the State Penitentiary. Meekco Johnson has 1 prior felony conviction of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Matthew Moore, 23 years of age, was said to have been the getaway driver in this crime.
However, the jury found Moore not guilty for any crimes arising from this incident. Richardson added that, “the District Attorney’s office hopes that the victim of this case can rest a little easier knowing that these assailants are behind bars.”
January 12, 2015
Contact: W. Dewayne Richardson
District Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court District | 662-378-2105
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