Assault alleged in incident in home

August 14, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A Bowie man who told police he went to an Edgewater house to check on his sister was arrested Sunday on charges he forced a sleeping man out of the home at gunpoint.

Floyd Lyman Johnson, 25, of the 2200 block of Hindle Lane was charged with assault by threat, assault, reckless endangerment and illegal possession of a deadly weapon.

Brian Keith Ring, 19, of Annapolis told police he was asleep in an upstairs bedroom in a house in the 1700 block of Riverdale Drive about 5 a.m., when an acquaintance awoke him at gunpoint.

The gunman told Ring to get dressed and leave the house. Ring dressed and went to the first floor, where he saw the gunman pointing the weapon at someone on the sofa. The gunman again turned to Ring and threatened to kill him if he did not leave, police said.

Ring left the house, ran to a nearby Royal Farm at Mayo and Londontown roads and called police. When police arrived at the house, a resident, Larry Shames, 47, told police the suspect's name.

Shames said he saw the man pointing the gun at his own brother and Shames' 12-year-old son as they sat on the sofa before the gunman ordered Ring out of the house.

Shames said two other children, ages 11 and 14 were also in the living room when the man waved the gun around, police said. Shames told police the gunman had gone to Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Police went to the hospital and found the suspect. Johnson told police he went to his sister's house after he got a call from her saying she had taken too many pills.

He said he woke Ring and ordered him out of the house because he believed the man is a drug dealer, the police report said.

Johnson told police he never pulled out his weapon, a 40 mm Smith and Wesson. Johnson gave the loaded weapon to police.

Pub Date: 8/14/96

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