Alleged Jack in the Box robber formally indicted

Alleged Jack in the Box robber formally indicted

Ronald Johnson, the suspect captured in the Jack in the Box robbery back in June has been formally indicted July 12.

Beaumont Police officers responded to Jack in the Box on Washington Boulevard Wednesday, June 21 at about 1:04 a.m.

While officers were in route, police dispatch advised them that a white male wearing all black clothing and a black mask robbed the drive through with a handgun and fled.

Officers located Johnson in a gas station parking lot across the street from the restaurant with $455 cash in a Jack in the Box bag, according to the indictment.

Johnson admitted to the aggravated robbery at the scene, Officer Haley Morrow said in a statement, and officers recovered the weapon and stolen money.

According to the indictment, Johnson showed the officers where he dropped the gun in the Jack in the Box parking lot.

The handgun was later determined to be a black Phantom BB pistol that “strongly resembled a real semi-automatic handgun,” according to the PC affidavit.

Johnson told officers that was a former employee at this Jack in the Box and he knew one of the clerks. The clerk confirmed his story.

Johnson was transported to the Jefferson County Jail and charged with aggravated robbery.

An indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.