A Norristown man faces an array of charges relating to drugs, a gun, and violent behavior after he allegedly threatened a woman and came out of his house with a gun on Thursday, according to Norristown police.
Police were called out to the residence of Kareem Johnson of 612 Astor Street Thursday responding to a call about a young man with missing teeth who had a gun, say police. There they were given permission to search the home, where they found a sizeable amount of crack cocaine, say police.
One person, who is listed as a victim, told police that several people had earlier tracked one woman down the 300 block of West Marshall to physically harm her, say police. The victim told police that the woman who was being followed escaped and contacted her family.
The two victims told police that they went to 612 Astor Street to speak to the family in order to diplomatically resolve the issue; according to the victims, the family was unwelcoming and would not talk, say police. The victims told police that Johnson left the building, threatened the woman who had earlier been followed, and was taken back into the house by his family. A victim told police that Johnson left the building again, this time with a gun, according to the report.
Police took Johnson into custody, say police. According to court documents, Johnson is charged with; simple assault; terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another; riot - intent to commit felony; disorderly conduct - engage in fighting; possession of firearm prohibited; firearms not to be carried without a license; conspiracy - manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled or counterfeit substance by a person not registered; manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; possession of marijuana; use/ possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to court documents, Johnson’s preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 4 at the District # 38-1-15 in Norristown.