Drug deal gone bad leads to two arrests

Published 12:06am Saturday, January 26, 2013

NATCHEZ — Two men who are accused of robbing a man at T&C Quick Stop on Aldrich Street have been charged in what police say was a drug deal gone bad.

Jerome Harris, 19, 50 Brenham Ave., and Travis J. Johnson, 25, 10 Lincoln St., were each charged with one count of armed robbery.

Natchez Detective Jerry Ford said the victim reportedly went to the store to buy drugs from Harris and Johnson. The victim, Ford said, bought drugs and then asked for more.

“When he did that, they decided to rob him,” Ford said. “They made him get out of the car, one of them hit him with a pistol, then they began to take his money from him.”

Harris and Johnson are being held without bond.

  • Anonymous

    Are all three charged with Drug Free Zone violations with the enhanced penalties? Are the two drug dealers carrying pistols while they sell drugs and then use those firearms in an Armed Robbery right across the street from the Elementary School charged with Firearm Free Zone violations with the enhanced penalties?

    It certainly is not news that someone went to that store to buy drugs, and it is certainly not surprising to learn that some of the people hanging around there are carrying guns.

  • Anonymous

    more and more and more crime,turned loose to do it over and over again.

  • Anonymous

    I hope this encourages the drug user to seek help. This should be posted on True TV ; crime gone bad.