A discharged Marine from Roxbury who previously got a plea deal in a shooting has been arrested again for allegedly threatening a man in Morristown.
In 2011, 32-year-old Gregg E. Johnson shot his then-wife through a bathroom door. He later pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a handgun and was placed on probation for five (5) years.
At the time, Mr. Johnson, who served two (2) tours in Iraq before being honorably discharged, was believed to be suffering from extreme post-traumatic stress.
Last week, Mr. Johnson sent communications threatening bodily injury against a man. As a result, Mr. Johnson now faces charges in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown for making terroristic threats and violating a restraining order.
In New Jersey, terroristic threats is a charge governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3. According to the statute, terroristic threats is a third degree crime if a person threatens to commit any crime of violence with the purpose to terrorize someone else or if a person threatens to kill someone else. Depending on the context of Mr. Johnson’s communications to the alleged victim, he could be looking at a term of incarceration of between three (3) and five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.
Mr. Johnson has been released on $50,000.00 bail and is due back in court on July 8.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Ex-Marine Who Got Plea Deal in Alleged Shooting is Accused of Threatening to Hurt Man.“