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.
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.