Crime & Courts

2 teens arrested in Rowan County convenience store robbery

Justin Bret Michael Johnson
Justin Bret Michael Johnson Rowan County Sheriff’s Office

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a July 21 robbery at the Xpress Mart convenience store in Enochville, Rowan County sheriff’s investigators said Thursday.

Charged with armed robbery are Justin Bret Michael Johnson, 16, of China Grove, and a 15-year-old boy who investigators said was the gunman.

Johnson was in the Rowan County jail on $50,00 bail Thursday.

The15-year-old is being referred to Juvenile Court for secured placement, investigators said.

The sheriff’s office credits tips from the public for leading to the arrests. The office received numerous tips after releasing video and still pictures of the robbers, investigators said.

Joe Marusak