Sprague pawn shop standoff suspect faces judge

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by SHAWN CHITNIS & KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 26 at 6:21 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The man accused of start a two-hour standoff at an east Spokane pawn shop appeared in court Monday.

Witnesses said Jonathan Johnson jumped over the counter Friday morning at The Double Eagle Pawn Shop on Sprague and Fiske. They said he then grabbed a weapon and started shooting.

Johnson was arrested on a charge of First Degree Armed Robbery. His bond was set at $50,000. The judge ruled that Johnson’s criminal history makes him a possible risk to the community.

He already has eight misdemeanor offenses, most of them for driving with a suspended license. He also has two pending cases including a domestic violence charge on the west side of Washington.

WATCH: Sprague standoff ends peacefully

Court documents said Johnson fired at least one round inside the store. Investigators said 20 people were inside at the time and many had to duck for cover.

Three other shots were fired before the people inside escaped and Johnson surrendered.
Johnson will be back in court in September.

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