• Ashley Boyle | Assistant News Editor

Milledgeville man allegedly involved in sexual assault, two vehicle crashes

Montrell Johnson reportedly caused two vehicle crashes on Milledgeville streets and allegedly assaulted two people inside the Golden Pantry on East Hancock Street on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Johnson, 25, was driving a stolen vehicle when he collided with another car, pushing it into the Golden Pantry’s parking lot.

“A driver in a black pickup passed me as I was stopped at a red light,” said witness Tina Unruh.

Unruh was stopped at a red light when John flew by her in a stolen black Chevrolet Silverado. She watched Johnson slam into a silver car, pushing the silver car across traffic into the Golden Pantry store parking lot.

According the Union-Recorder, Johnson then entered the Golden Pantry and allegedly assaulted two people inside, including a female Golden Pantry employee.

“Johnson has been charged with one count of felony aggravated battery, two counts of misdemeanor battery, one count of felony aggravated sodomy, one count of criminal intent to commit a felony, and two counts of reckless driving,” wrote Billy Hobbs in his Jan. 29 story in the Union-Recorder. “Johnson was also charged with felony theft of a motor vehicle, failure to obey a traffic control device, driving with a suspended license, criminal trespass, two counts of failure to provide assistance, terroristic threats and acts.”

Johnson has previously been arrested for burglary and aggravated assault.

Milledgeville Police Department detectives are still investigating the events, and Johnson is currently being held at the Baldwin County Jail.

The Colonnade will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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