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Hot Springs Police Officers responded last month to Campbell Street in reference to Probationer Charles Edward “CJ3” Johnson 3, 25, of Brenda Street in Hot Springs, allegedly threatening a female with a handgun. Officers arrived quickly and met with the victim.
The victim explained that Mr. Johnson allegedly showed up at her residence in a white Ford Fusion and began beating on the door to her apartment. When the victim answered she told him to go away and not to disrespect her house. Mr. Johnson then allegedly tried to push his way into the apartment demanding to see his girlfriend who is also the victim’s sister.
The victim pushed Mr. Johnson back out of the doorway and as he stepped back, the victim allegedly noticed that he was holding a small black handgun. The victim slammed the door shut and Mr. Johnson allegedly continued to stand outside and threaten the victim.
Mr. Johnson allegedly stated that if she didn’t get his property back from her sister, he would shoot the victim and the house. He also allegedly stated that if the victim comes out he will have his “sisters beat her ass and then he would shoot her”. The report states Mr. Johnson then got back into the white Ford Fusion and fled.
Officers made contact with two people who allegedly witnessed the incident. The report states the witnesses gave statements corroborating that of the victim and one of the witnesses also allegedly stated they witnessed the male tucking a handgun into his waistband as he entered the white Ford Fusion to flee.
While the officers were on scene, Mr. Johnson allegedly called the victim and threatened her again over the phone. The report states the victim placed the phone on speaker while the officers were present and the conversation was recorded on the officer’s body camera.
Officers left the scene to look for Mr. Johnson and his vehicle but were called back shortly after because the victim called 911 stating the white Ford Fusion was allegedly back at her residence.
As one of the officers was returning back to the scene, they allegedly observed a white Ford Fusion in the area of Cooper Street and made a traffic stop on the vehicle. The report states that the driver identified himself as Charles Johnson 3. Mr. Johnson was also confirmed to be on probation and has a search waiver on file. Officers searched the vehicle and allegedly found a .38 caliber revolver under the front passenger seat.
A criminal history search found that Mr. Johnson was convicted of Felony Theft By Receiving A Firearm in 2016 through Garland County District Court. Mr. Johnson was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center. He is charged with Felony Terroristic Threatening and Felony Possession Of A Firearm By Certain Persons with a total bond amount of $7,500.