Longville man charged after Federal Dam shooting

A Longville man made his first court appearance yesterday on charges relating to an apparent shooting earlier this week in Federal Dam.

Twenty-five-year-old Robert Johnson, Jr, also known as “Bumpy,” is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, drive-by shooting, as well as interfering with a police officer.

According to the court documents, the victim, identified as “MLG,” was approached by Johnson at a home in the Sugar Point Drive area.

MLG told responding Cass County officers that Johnson appeared agitated when he exited a vehicle and was holding what appeared to be a short assault-style rifle.

Johnson reportedly pointed the rifle at MLG’s chest, and shot one round into the ground two feet away from him, after a verbal exchange.

Robert Johnson, 25, Longville. Photo courtesy of Cass County Jail.

Upon law enforcement’s arrival, Johnson fled through MLG’s back window and ran to the woods.

Leech Lake Tribal Police Officers located a spent shell casing in the area described by MLG.

A search warrant was executed at a nearby residence, with the suspect vehicle described by MLG in the driveway.

Johnson was reportedly hiding beside a refrigerator as officers were clearing the residence and refused to comply with orders to show his hands.

A deputy had to physically pull Johnson from his hiding place.

A gun, matching the description of the small assault-style rifle described, was also found in the search.

Multiple firearm-related items were also found in the search of the suspect vehicle, including an additional 9mm round.

Johnson’s next hearing is Monday, with unconditional bail set at $75,000.

 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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