Saturday, a misdemeanor theft call turned into an arrest for a Capital Murder Warrant and other felonies. Huntsville Police Department Officer Cody Perkins and Corporal Justin Schubert responded to West Hill Mall in reference to a shoplifter who had been detained by mall security. The suspect, 22-year-old Anthony Johnson, had taken clothing from a store in the mall without making payment. Mall security followed Johnson outside the mall and, with the help of a concerned citizen, detained him until the police arrived.
Further investigation determined that Johnson had an active Capital Murder Warrant from the Houston Police Department. Johnson was additionally charged with Theft (MB), Possession of Stolen Firearm (SJF), Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon (F3), Fail to ID (MB), and Public Intoxication (MC). A second suspect, 23-year-old Darkeis Cartwright , was located by the responding officers, which then lead to the suspect vehicle and the recovery of numerous stolen property items. Cartwright was charged with Possession of Illegal smoking product (MC), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (MC), and Public Intoxication (MC).
As part of this ongoing investigation, Detectives from Huntsville Police Department have identified stolen property in Johnson’s vehicle from a recent burglary within the city of Huntsville. Huntsville Police Detectives are working closely with Houston Detectives and other surrounding agencies to identify additional stolen property.