Morrisville police charged a Durham man for shooting another man during an early morning robbery attempt in mid-November.
Antwan Montis Johnson, 29, was arrested Monday morning by Morrisville and Durham police and Durham County sheriff’s deputies.
Johnson is accused of shooting 47-year-old Steven McRae on Nov. 13. Police found McRae wounded after being called to the 200 block of Sutter Gate Lane. Police said at the time that the shooting wasn’t random. McRae was taken to an unidentified hospital and was in stable condition earlier this month.
Wake County warrants accuse Johnson of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and conspiring to commit armed robbery.
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Police did not disclose in a Tuesday statement announcing the arrest where they took Johnson into custody.
Because of previous convictions, Johnson is listed as a sex offender and is required to give authorities his address. The state offender registry shows that he was living at 4204 Destrier Drive in Durham in July.
After his arrest Monday, Johnson was taken to Durham for questioning, and records showed he was being held in the Durham County Detention Center in lieu of $60,000 bail.
Police have said McRae is from Durham, although he is also listed in Wake County records as the resident owner of a house on Sutter Gate Lane.
No information is available on when Johnson will be brought to Raleigh for a court appearance on the charges. He has a court date in Durham on Jan. 6 on a charge that he was driving without a license.
Johnson was released from state prison in January after serving time for armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping and felony conspiracy in Durham County in 2008, state records show. He had been paroled in 2014, but that was revoked in 2015 and he returned to prison.
In 2004, his record says, Johnson was convicted in Durham of what was then known as second-degree sexual offense and of kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon in August 2002.