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Ohio Man Who Pointed Gun at FBI Agent Gets 21 Years

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Among the dumb things to do in life, pointing a gun at an FBI agent is up there.

Ask Demond R. Johnigan, 19, of Dayton, Ohio.

Johnigan was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Ohio to 21 years in prison for, among other things, pointing a gun at an FBI agent who was trying to arrest him after a kidnapping in December, authorities said.

He had pleaded guilty on April 21 to one count each of kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

Authorities said last Dec. 16 Johnigan and Jakova James-Sims, 19, of Dayton, went to the parking lot of Roosevelt Recreation Center in Montgomery County, Ohio and approached a victim, who was standing near his Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Johnigan pointed a gun at the victim and demanded money.  Then James-Sims patted down the victim, looking for cash and  other valuables.

The men then forced the victim into the backseat of his own car, continued to demand cash, and continued to threaten to injure him if he didn’t cough up the goods.

Shortly after leaving the parking lot with the victim and the victim’s car, Johnigan and James-Sims noticed an SUV was following them. They proceeded to park the car and fled by foot down an alley, authorities said.

As he fled down an alley, Johnigan raised his firearm and pointed it at the approaching SUV, which was being driven by an FBI agent who was following after observing the carjacking, authorities said.

The FBI agent put the vehicle in reverse and backed out of the alley and called for assistance. The two suspects were apprehended after a brief foot chase.

Charges against James-Sims are pending.


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