Second arrest made in armed breaking and entering


On January 17, 2019,  at approximately 5:00 PM, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) arrested a second male in connection to last week's breaking and entering of a Jackson Avenue residence. Ronald Emanuel Johnson, 26, of the 1100 block of Franklin Street was taken into custody at a residence on Jigsaw Place.


As officers approached the townhome on Jigsaw Place, Johnson attempted to flee by jumping out of a second floor window. He was located underneath a porch connected to the home. Johnson complied with the officers’ directions and was taken into custody without further incident. Johnson suffered an ankle injury as a result of the fall. He was transported to the Winchester Medical Center for treatment and later released to the custody of the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center, where he is being held without bond.


On January 11, 2019, residents of a 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 forcibly entered the home while the other stayed in the doorway. The suspects 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. The investigation led to the identification of Johnson and Eugene Antonio Bell Washington, who was taken into custody earlier in the week. Bell Washington is still being held at the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center.