NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A man convicted of robbing several businesses while armed with a gun in 2012 will spend the next three decades behind bars.
According to Peter Carr with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Christian Johnson, 24, was sentenced to 385 months, or 32 years, followed by five years supervised released in connection to several robberies between June 21 and July 3 in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Hampton.
Johnson was apprehended July 3 after leading troopers on 30-minute chase throughout several Hampton Roads cities and counties.
According to troopers, Johnson was fleeing the 7-Eleven robbery in Hampton. He was taken into custody after crashing the vehicle into some trees in Chesapeake.
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.