Crime Spree Investigation
Dallas police have charged a third person in connection with a string of violent driveway robberies. Shaketta Rachell Johnson, 19, was arrested February 26 for aggravated robbery.
She is the cousin of Santana Andrews, a 27-year-old woman already in custody. Andrews was arrested on February 20, along with 51-year-old Charles Hunt.
At the time of their arrest, police believed it was possible that Hunt and Andrews could be connected to as many as 24 unsolved driveway robberies that have plagued Dallas neighborhoods of Highland Park, East Dallas and Oak Cliff — where Hunt and Andrews were arrested.
According to Johnson's arrest warrant affidavit, the 19-year-old admitted to assisting Hunt and Andrews in multiple robberies, including a February 14 incident where a child was present. The affidavit states that Johnson, Hunt and Andrews worked in concert for a robbery of two women and child at 918 Zola Ln. The trio fled with $2,300 cash and a pair of purses.
Hunt is alleged to have used a black pistol in this assault. Police recently reclassified the charges against Hunt and Andrews after a weapon recovered from their vehicle proved to be a toy gun. Although those charges have been downgraded from aggravated robbery to simple robbery, the pair still faces other charges of aggravated robbery for offenses involving a knife.
Johnson also admitted to participating in a Pleasant Grove driveway robbery where they victimized two Hispanic women. Johnson said the trio split the spoils, and she collected $600 for her part in the crime.