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Accomplice In String Of Robberies Pleads Guilty, Agrees To Testify

Posted at 11:14 AM, Mar 18, 2019
The State Journal

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (The State Journal)– One of three men accused in a 2017 string of robberies in Frankfort has pleaded guilty, and agreed to testify against his co-defendants.

The State Journal reports 23-year-old James Johnson Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to four counts of first-degree robbery, and second-degree manslaughter.

Johnson, along with Emmanuel Bush and Jarqueze Bunton were arrested in connection to a 2017 robbery at Arandas Mexican restaurant, and one at a Circle K.

Johnson and Bush were also been charged with murder after being accused of shooting and killing 54-year-old Adan Vicente Juarez at the Marathon gas station during an attempted robbery.

It’s reported Johnson faces a combined sentence of 25 years in prison for his role and agreed to testify truthfully at the trials of Bush and Bunton.