Brothers bound over in burglary case

A pair of brothers will answer criminal charges in Superior Court, for allegedly breaking into two Stockbridge homes to steal electronics items and jewelry.

Carlton Dijon Johnson, 18, and Chadwick Sherrod Johnson, 20, of Stockbridge appeared in Magistrate Court Monday, represented the Lithonia-based Smith Legal Group, LLC. Judge Robert Godwin bound the two men's cases over to Superior Court.

Jail records confirmed the suspects are brothers.

Each is charged with two counts of burglary. Carlton Johnson is also charged with criminal use of an article with an altered identification mark.

The incidents occurred Dec. 17, in Stockbridge, according to arrest warrants for both Johnson brothers. The warrants, obtained Henry County Police, state the suspects entered a home on McCullough Road, and stole a flat-screen television and a cable box.

"[The suspects] then entered ... [a home on] Flippen Road ..., and stole a laptop computer and jewelry," the warrants continue.

Carlton Johnson's arrest warrant adds he also allegedly possessed a firearm, with an altered serial number.

Both Johnson brothers were arrested the day of the incident, according to records from the Henry County Jail. The brothers were released from jail Dec. 18, Carlton Johnson's bond was set at $35,000, and Chadwick Johnson's bond at $10,000.

Attorneys for the Smith Legal Group could not be reached on Tuesday.