Shun Paul Montgomery, 28, of Moss Point, Miss., and Michael Jerome Johnson, 45, of Bingham Street, Talladega, were formally charged with robbery in the first degree at an initial court appearance before District Judge Jeb Fannin Monday, according to Chief Alan Watson. Bond was set at $100,000 in each case.
Although Montgomery still shows a Mississippi address, police have obtained information that he has been staying in Oxford for the last few months.
The two suspects allegedly forced their way into a home on the 400 block of Brignoli Street just after 8 p.m. Saturday and demanded money from the occupant. One of the suspects had a knife when they entered, and the other acquired the victim’s gun once they were inside. They also locked the front door behind them, Watson said.
A neighbor heard some of the commotion and called police on a cell phone, Watson said. When officers arrived on the scene, they had to kick down the locked front door in order to get inside.
“They were caught in the act,” he said.
One of the suspects had a bottle of prescription medication with the victim’s name on it in his possession, but it was not immediately clear what else, if anything, had been stolen Monday afternoon.
Watson said the incident and offense report did not indicate what type of prescription medication was taken, however.
Robbery in the first degree is a Class A felony in Alabama. Punishment for a Class A felony involving a firearm is 20 to 99 years or life in prison.