Man Charged With Violating County Firearms Ordinance

Multiple law enforcement officers responded to a home in the North Village at Flower’s Plantation off Neuse River Parkway east of Clayton Tuesday night after the 911 Center receive multiple calls of gunshots being fired.

Johnston County deputies and state troopers arrived on the scene around 9:40pm and were met by two off-duty Raleigh police officers who lived nearby. They directed responding officers to a home on E. Calvert Court that the shots were coming from.

Deputies approaching the rear of the home and saw through the back door a man lying on the floor.  Officers called out to the man, who appeared to be heavily intoxicated.  The man stood up but then fell backwards striking his head on the floor and became unconscious.   Deputies made entry into the home to provide first aid until EMS arrived.

The man regained consciousness and was transported to Johnston Medical Center in Clayton for evaluation.

Deputies reportedly found an AR 15 rifle and 40 caliber handgun in the home along with ammunition.  Officers said they also located 7 bullet holes in the porch of the home.

James Michael Johnson, 39, of E. Calvert Court, Clayton was arrested upon his released from the hospital Wednesday morning and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and violation of the county firearms ordinance.  Johnson was jailed under a $25,000 bond.

Officers seized the two guns and ammunition from the residence.  No injuries were reported.