Woman arrested on robbery charge

By Joe Asher jasher@civitasmedia.com

April 17, 2014

A Wallins woman is facing a robbery charge after an alleged incident involving a person holding a gun to another’s head.

Carolyn Johnson, 31, was arrested on an E-warrant by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jimmy Halcomb on Wednesday.

The citation states Halcomb executed the warrant at approximately 2:35 p.m.

According to the arrest warrant obtained by Harlan City Police Cpl. Jeff Owens, Johnson forced her way into the home of Fred Chasteen on Feb. 1.

The warrant states Johnson entered the home with Brandon Saylor, who is a co-defendant in the case.

The warrant additionally states Saylor placed a gun to the head of Amy Clem, causing Clem to be in fear. Two guns were taken from the residence.

Johnson was charged with first-degree robbery.

Johnson was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $20,000 full cash bond.

The case is being investigated by Owens.

Joe P. Asher may be reached at 606-573-4510, ext. 1161, or on Twitter #joe_hde