3 People Assaulted At Convenience Store

A convicted felon with a prior history of assault has been charged with assaulting three people at a western Johnston County convenience store.  The incident happened Thursday, May 16th at Don Lee’s Grocery and Grill at 13718 Highway 50 North.

Around 1:15pm that day, Johnston County deputies said 37 year-old Walter Cameron Johnson of Sanders Road, Willow Spring entered the store and began arguing with an employee in the kitchen.  Johnson allegedly walked behind the counter, grabbed a pan from the wall, and swung it at the victim.   Johnson then grabbed a chair and threw it towards an employee. It missed the individual but struck another employee in the leg who was standing nearby.

Johnson ran out of the business but was still on the scene when deputies arrived. He was charged with three counts of assault.  Authorities did not release a motive.

In May 2011, Johnston County Sheriff’s narcotic agents conducted a drug bust at a home on Cornwallis Road near Clayton and arrested two people for possessing cocaine.  While undercover officers were still on the scene, Johnson showed up at the address. Officers found nearly 190 prescription pills inside Johnson’s car.  He was later convicted of trafficking a controlled substance and served 46 months in prison before being released. He also has prior convictions for assault and assault by pointing a gun.