Haskell resident found guilty of multiple armed home invasions and fire station burglaries

TULSA, Okla. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that Aaron Isaiah Johnson, 33, of Haskell, Okla. was found guilty by a federal jury of two counts of robbery in Indian Country, two counts of use, carry and brandish of a firearm during a crime of violence and two counts of burglary in the second degree in Indian Country.

Johnson was also found guilty of kidnapping in Indian Country, assault with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery in Indian Country.

The jury trial began on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 and concluded Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 with the jury returning guilty verdicts on all nine criminal counts. Based on the jury’s verdicts, Johnson is facing up to life in prison.

During the trial, the prosecution presented evidence that the defendant committed a series of criminal offenses. This included an incident on Jan. 11, 2018 where Johnson and two co-conspirators forcibly entered a home in Porter, Okla. and tied up, blindfolded and robbed a 13-year-old boy at gun point. On Dec. 18, 2018, Johnson and one other co-conspirator forcibly entered a home in Haskell, Okla. and assaulted an 82-year-old man with a rifle and robbed him at gun point.

On Feb. 27, 2019, Johnson burglarized the Red Bird Fire Station in Red Bird, Okla. and stole two fire department emergency vehicles. On March 14, 2019, Johnson burglarized the Liberty Fire Station in Mounds, Okla. and stole another fire department emergency vehicle.

According to evidence presented at trial, Johnson was arrested and charged in the District Court of Muskogee County for the Jan. 11, 2018 home invasion. Johnson was released on pretrial bond and required to wear a GPS ankle bracelet.

The U.S. utilized data recorded from Johnson’s ankle bracelet to prove that he was present at and committed the following home invasion robbery and burglaries in 2018 and 2019.