It seems that Jonesboro shooter Mitchell Johnson was on his way to California to make a new life for himself. Too bad he got caught traveling with another convicted murderer, and marijuana, and a gun.
“Honest to God, I’m just trying to get to Cali, man,” Johnson told deputies as they searched the loaded-down, 1980s Ford van at a Fayetteville convenience store. The incident was recorded on video.
Awwww…isn’t that cute?
And it seems that he had just received the gun prior to his arrest on New Year’s Day 2007.
Johnson lived in North Carolina and California for a while. He even returned to Jonesboro over Christmas 2006, where Craighead County Sheriff Jack McCann had warned that deputies “couldn’t guarantee” the safety of either him or Golden.
He received a silver 9 mm Lorein pistol as a present and practiced “target shooting” near the city.
Who in the blue hell thought it was a good idea to give a convicted school shooter and murderer another gun?
Since he had already lived in California and returned to Arkansas it proves the old adage. You can’t go home again. Or maybe that should be you shouldn’t go home again.