August 14, 2014

Collinsville police arrest second suspect in carjacking

A shots-fired call early Tuesday morning led Collinsville Police to a second arrest in a carjacking that took place earlier this month.

Police responded to the Northgate housing complex at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday on a report of shots fired. They arrested Jermaine Arvil James, 42, of Collinsville, who now faces weapons charges.

Det. Mark Kuechle said there was "no intended target for the shooting," and no one was injured.

However, also present at the scene was Charlie D. Johnson, 36, of Venice, whom police believe to be the second suspect in a carjacking incident last week.

Johnson is suspected of joining Johnny Glover, 20, of Madison in a robbery and car theft on Aug. 2. A woman reported that one of two men displayed a firearm and demanded her keys, money and cell phone, then fled in her car with the second suspect, police said. The woman was not harmed.

Glover has already been charged with armed robbery, aggravated vehicular hijacking and offenses related to motor vehicles.

Johnson now faces the same charges, which are Class X felonies, and the Class 2 felony relating to motor vehicles. His bail has been set at $250,000 and he is in custody at the Madison County Jail.

Glover remains in custody in St. Louis on unrelated felony charges.

James has been charged with unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, a Class 3 felony; and reckless discharge of a firearm, a Class 4 felony. His bail was set at $65,000, and he is in custody at the Madison County Jail.

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