Arrest made and second suspect wanted in armed breaking and entering

On January 15, 2019,  at approximately 7:00 pm, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) arrested a male in connection to last week's breaking and entering of a Jackson Avenue residence. Eugene Antonio Bell-Washington, 29, of the 1000 block of Woodstock Lane was taken into custody at his apartment without incident. Bell-Washington was transported to the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center where he is being held without bond. He has been charged with breaking and entering while armed, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and brandishing a firearm.

On January 11, 2019, the residents of the Jackson Avenue home reported that they observed two black males at the side door of their residence, with one holding a handgun.  A call was immediately made to 911. While on the phone with emergency communications personnel, one of the men forcefully forcibly entered the home while the other stayed in the doorway. They immediately fled from the home after realizing one of the residents was on the 911 call. WPD Detectives obtained video footage from the homeowner and interviewed witnesses. Tips were received by the public and other law enforcement agencies which led to Bell-Washington's arrest.

A second suspect, Ronald Emanuel Johnson, has been identified and remains at large for his role in the incident. Warrants have been obtained against Johnson for breaking and entering while armed, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and brandishing a firearm. Johnson is a black male, 26, and resides in the 1100 block of Franklin Street. Anyone with information about his whereabouts, is asked to contact the Winchester Police Department at 540-662-4131 or the anonymous tip line at 540-665-TIPS.

L to R: Ronald Johnson, Eugene Bell-Washington