Man Accused of Attempted Murder Still On The Loose

By: Bill DiNicola
By: Bill DiNicola

Law Enforcement out of Washington county need your help
finding Tobias Johnson. At around 6:30 Sunday afternoon, Johnson was being escorted from the Washington county magistrate's office to the jail when he assaulted the deputy and escaped.

Lawmen say Johnson ran down several flights of stairs and broke through a plate glass window. Johnson was wearing handcuffs at the time of escape. He was last scene wearing a black t-shirt, red shorts, white socks and white sneakers.

Johnson was arrested on multiple felony warrants including robbery with a dangerous weapon and attempted murder. Lawmen say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Please contact the Washington county sheriff's office at 252-793-2422 if you have any Information on Johnson's location.


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  • by Enough Location: Plymouth on Jan 24, 2008 at 09:37 AM
    It is our nature as humans to quickly place blame when something negative happens. In my opinion, it's time to stop blaming and start looking for possible solutions to begin solving the problems that plague our society. I will not blame anyone in this post, but I will make some suggestions. 1. I will not blame the accused's mother because he's an adult and I'm quite sure she did not hold his hand or accompany him on his crime sprees. 2. I will not blame the school system; on the first day each child walks through the doors of Pines Elem. School, they are afforded the same opportunity as others who came before them to decide to make something of him/herself. Suggestions: 1. Seek space in Wash. Co. where a new correctional facility can be built, away from a community where so many of our elderly live and children play. 2. Start programs that will engage and inspire our youth and open their eyes to a world bigger than Plymouth. I do hope justice is served and we can begin to move forward.
  • by cocerned citizen Location: Plymouth on Jan 23, 2008 at 06:56 PM
    Some of these remarks are true. I don't this young man personly but I do of him. You can't blame the school system because he wasn't in school. And his mother did all she could do to raise him the best she could. Tobias choose to go the way he's going himself no one put a gun to his head and forced him to take that road. I know the man that he is accused of robbing and shooting and this man wouldn't have done anything to him to cause him to shoot him accept trying to keep him from robbing and killing him. Me as a christian the only thing I can say is let us continue to pray for Tobias that he do what's right and turn himself in. Carol I've been knowing you for sometime you did the best you could don't blame yourself. I love you but God loves you best.
  • by anonymous Location: Plymouth on Jan 23, 2008 at 04:54 PM
    Some of these comments are absolutely ridiculous. To think that some of these people who have written comments came out of our schools makes me wonder. You should be so proud of yourselves. Situtations should be analyzed carefully. Don't pull the race card either. If you are guilty, you pay the price. Everybody puts their pants on the same way-one leg at a time.
  • by think about his mother Location: plymouth on Jan 23, 2008 at 03:16 PM
    i hope this young man turn his self in cause i know it is worring her to death.dont no mother want to see anything happen to here childrens. the worry of a mother is very valuable.
  • by anonymous on Jan 23, 2008 at 02:44 PM
    The way i see it if the officer had a broke foot then he should not of been there at all. He saw a chance to escape and who could blame them. The police should be on there job a little better
  • by AJO Location: Washington COunty on Jan 23, 2008 at 11:10 AM
    I don't think the issue should be the "capabilities of the Washington County Schools." The issue at hand is the character of the man on the run. Yes, it is embarrassing to see all the grammatical errors in the e-mails regarding the Johnson case, however, I am more appalled that some people in the community are trying to excuse his behavior. Rich, poor, black, or white, a person should be held accountable for their choices. Robbing and running are two choices that suggest this person is lacking in integrity, as are the people who are harboring him.
  • by Tell it like it is Location: Washington Co. on Jan 23, 2008 at 10:59 AM
    This young man is just what thy're saying he is. You are either in the system yourself or not a law abiding citizen to support an individual like this. I know this individual also. Please don't paint a pretty picture for him. Tell it like it is or keep your comments to yourself.
  • by Irrelivant Location: p-town on Jan 23, 2008 at 10:34 AM
    I think the main reason this young man is still running, is because people are making the situation worse then it already is! i personally know this youngman and he is not the monster that people address him as!
  • by Question Location: washington county on Jan 23, 2008 at 03:55 AM
    What does washington county schools has to do with this young man escaping he was at the washington county jail. The article state he escape from the deputy of washington it does not have any thing to do with the school. I think the school system and the jail system are two different place... If you feel that washington county school capablities are been question, what are you doing to help washington county schools improved. They always open for suggestion.
  • by Carol Location: Eliz City on Jan 22, 2008 at 09:02 PM
    Does anyone know the name of the deputy injured?
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