Ocala mother accused of taking babies to armed robbery

Alaina Danielle Johnson arrested on charges of robbery with a firearm

Author: Daniel Dahm, Managing Editor of ClickOrlando.com, ddahm@clickorlando.com
Published On: Dec 12 2013 01:26:23 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 12 2013 01:26:58 PM EST
Alaina Johnson
OCALA, Fla. -

A 20-year-old Ocala mother was arrested on suspicion of taking her two babies to an armed robbery.

Alaina Danielle Johnson was arrested Wednesday on charges of robbery with a firearm.

According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Johnson drove Matthew Allison Thomas, 18, and a 17-year-old to a home and she also had three others and her babies in the truck.  The ages of the babies were not released.

A robbery took place, and the victims told detectives that Thomas and the teen  robbed them of cash, marijuana and a paintball gun while pointing a gun directly at the head of one of the victims, deputies said.

Deputies said Johnson, Thomas and the teen were arrested later Wednesday.  All three face charges of robbery with a firearm.

Johnson and Thomas were taken to the Marion County Jail and were each being held on $50,000 bond.  The teen was taken to Marion County Juvenile Detention and has no bond.

No other details about the robbery or the babies were released.

Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP.