Man faces jail for B-B gun assault.

October 1, 2019

Robert Johnson with attorney Al Swanson Jr.

Man faces jail for B-B gun assault.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON – A 50-year-old Sherman Township man faces serving seven months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term after pleading guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Oct. 1, to charges of felonious assault, assault and battery, maintaining a drug house and methamphetamine use.

Robert Wayne Johnson, of 6571 Sherman St., testified that he pointed a B-B gun pistol at a man and a young girl approximately 6 or 7 years old.

Johnson also a faced a methamphetamine possession charge and another count of felonious assault, which were dismissed in a plea agreement.

Sentencing guidelines in the assault case are 2-17 months and 5-23 months in the meth case, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Johnson testified that he maintained a drug house on Washington Avenue in the City of Ludington until his arrest last February.

The felonious assault occurred May 30 in Sherman Township. He said that he pointed the B-B gun at the victims, but did not fire it. “Someone might confuse that for a pistol?” Spaniola asked, and Johnson answered, “Yes.”

Sentencing is set for Nov. 5 at 2:45 p.m.

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