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Woman charged in East Rockingham shooting

ROCKINGHAM — A woman is facing assault charges, accused of shooting someone in a business parking lot.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a business on Airport Road on Wednesday to respond to a call of someone being shot.

The first deputy on scene reportedly found a woman inside a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound and began life-saving efforts until EMS arrived to take over administering aid.

The alleged victim was airlifted to an undisclosed trauma center and is expected to recover from her injuries, investigators say.

Other deputies interviewed witnesses and reviewed video and were able to develop a suspect — 35-year-old Stacey Nicole Johnson — according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies reportedly found Johnson at a home on Chestnut Lane in the nearby Jefferson Park neighborhood.

Johnson was arrested and charged with one count each of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault by pointing a gun. She was booked into the Richmond County Jail where she is being held on a $250,000 secured bond.


Her first court appearance is scheduled for June 1.

Online court records, which list Johnson’s first name spelled as “Stacy,” show she has several pending charges:

2021 – possession of heroin; possession of methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia

2022 – possession of methamphetamine; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine; possession of heroin; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; and being in a boating access area with “other purpose.”

Johnson also has several traffic infractions from earlier this year.

Records appear to show Johnson has no prior convictions in North Carolina.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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