08/22/2012 10:00 PM.
Eastway Division officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Rahshawn Shamir Johnson, DOB: 04/17/1992, and Mariah Laquincia Pew, DOB: 12/04/1991, for their involvement in the robberies of two businesses. On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a robbery from business call for service at the McDonald’s, located at 2301 Central Avenue. CMPD Dispatch gave out a description of a suspect fleeing the crime scene in a black Nissan Maxima.
While en-route to the scene, an officer noticed a witness flagging him down in an alleyway near the McDonald’s where a black Nissan was parked. While pulling into the alleyway the officer observed Mr. Johnson fleeing from the vehicle. Officers then witnessed Mr. Johnson jump a nearby fence and toss the handgun used in the robbery. Mr. Johnson was subsequently apprehended by officers and identified as the suspect in the robbery.
Officers also arrested Ms. Pew, who was the driver of the suspect vehicle. After being interviewed by detectives, both admitted to the robbery. Both suspects also admitted to having robbed Captain D’s Restaurant located at 2838 Freedom Drive on August 21, 2012 around 9:45 p.m.
Rahshawn Johnson and Mariah Pew were each charged with two counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.
For additional information about these incidents please reference report numbers 20120822-2153-02 and 20120821-2143-02.
Anyone with additional information concerning this case or the other suspect is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip-line at 704.334.1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/