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Wilmington man sentenced to 50 years for robberies

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Federal prosecutors say a Wilmington man will spend more than 50 years behind bars after being convicted in January of robbery and other charges.

Prosecutors say on July 10, 2011, Alan Johnson and others broke into a Wilmington home and tried to rob a man of of drugs and money. During the home invasion, the victim was pistol whipped when he denied having marijuana. After the victim gave the defendants some marijuana, Johnson demanded to know where the rest of the drugs were. When the victim was adamant that he had given up all the drugs he had, Johnson shot the victim four times. The victim was able to run out of his home and escape.

On July 21, 2011, prosecutors say, Johnson and two other men entered Able Auto Insurance Agency in Wilmington and held employees and customers at gunpoint while demanding the businesses' money. After robbing the business of approximately $5,700, the men left in a car.

During the course of the investigation into these two events, investigators interviewed co-defendants who confessed to their roles in the robberies. Those statements led law enforcement to a Dollar General store where Johnson and his co-defendants bought sunglasses to wear immediately prior to the Able Auto Insurance Agency Robbery.

When he was arrested, investigators say Johnson has a a firearm. He was questioned about the two incidents and confessed to his participation in the robberies.

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who cares !!

who cares !!

so,

with good behaviour, he's out in what 5 years? Duiring which time he can take college level courses on the taxpayer's dime; have internet access; 3 squares a day.

Good behavior?

You are correct SCT.... It just kills me when "with good behaviour" is thrown in and they get early release. How about the trash practice "good behavior" before going to prison. IMHO after the fact means squat... stfu and do your sentence in full. As it is it probably is too lenient.

**Are you British?**

You won't publish his name...

...because you know I'll look it up and and find out AND publish that:

He already has a criminal Felon conviction record a mile long.

He has continually used the revolving courtroom door to his advantage for decades, while the general public is exposed to his dangerous and violent criminal behavior.

He is a Felon in illegal possession of a firearm...again.

He did not obtain his firearm legally.

He did not undergo a background check.

Only starters, but another perfect example of how the courts place people like this with a known and proven history back into society only to repeat himself.

"Newark South"

We are sometimes referred to as "Hollywood East". With all of these crimes lately...we will be known as "Newark South" before long :-(

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???WHAT IS NEWARK untied lacesSOUTH???????