Whitley County Woman Talks About Home Invasion

A man is in jail, accused of breaking into a woman's home, searching for something to steal.

Williamsburg Police received a frantic 911 call from a woman living on Cemetery Road. She said a man broke down her door and was inside, tearing the place apart.

Jean Sammons says her 4 minutes of terror began just before 8 o’clock Sunday night.

“I could see someone banging on my window,” said the Williamsburg woman.

Sammons says that person then proceeded to break his way into her home.

“I came over here and dialed 911,” she said.

In a 911 recording obtained by 27 NEWSFIRST, Sammons is heard in a frantic whisper, giving the dispatcher the chilling details of her ordeal, all the while hunkered down in a corner, out of the burglar’s sight.

“Somebody’s at my back door, trying to break-in!” she is heard saying.

And later,

“He’s going to come in here and kill me!” she is heard telling the dispatcher.

About 4 minutes later, police showed and put a stop to the home invasion.

“He was actually in the kitchen at that time and was tampering with some kind of medication belonging to the victim,’’ Williamsburg public affairs officer Shawn Jackson.

In fact, police say Roger L. Johnson was found with chalky residue on his mouth, indicating he was likely ingesting the drugs while stealing them. But during her moments of terror, Sammons feared another motive.

“I was scared for my life, I was scared to death,” she said.

But Johnson's sister's is in disbelief over the allegations.

“I know my brother. In his right mind, he would never have done anything like this,” said Johnson’s sister, Doris Oaks.

She blames drugs and the devil.

“He's got a calling on his life. And any time a person has a calling on his life from God, the enemy, which is Satan, does try to destroy them,” Oaks said.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Kentucky on Jan 23, 2009 at 07:17 PM
    Maybe this time he will get a sentence that sticks and he will never harm another human being.
  • by Dean Location: Floyd County on Jan 23, 2009 at 07:46 AM
    Too bad Mrs. Sammons did not have MR. SMITH and MR. WESSON or MR. 870 REMINGTON visiting with her. That way she could have handled it the want it needed to be by putting a big ole hole right in the middle of his forehead. WHEN WILL THE LIBERALS LEARN IF YOU COMMIT A CRIME YOU NEED IMMEDIATE PUNISHMENT. She was fortunate that man didn't just kill her first!
  • by john Location: ky on Jan 23, 2009 at 04:14 AM
    sounds like he has a calling on his life from the devil,i don't think a calling from god would make you break in some old ladys house.but drugs would
  • by William Location: seky on Jan 22, 2009 at 02:32 PM
    I see two things in this Number One, Hats off to Operation UNITE for sucking Millions upon Millions Of federal Funds for a failing Drug Program that has removed all Drugs from Doctors Office and dealers, and leaving the criminal insaine to break in to homes and take pill before they exit the break in That is what I call in need of Medical care STAT!!!, Or number two , This is all staged by a political force that is scared that the new President will not fund there failing drug programs, If this is fake Or real it is as the old saying goes two wrongs dont make a rite..dont we got wonderful medical care? No doctors No drug Dealers Or is it all staged Williamsberg is gonna miss them Federal George W Bush Millions someone might loose a house or a car , who knows many a wife? LOL
  • by Head of holler Location: Knott on Jan 22, 2009 at 11:44 AM
    Back here up in the holler we just shoot um.Don,t worry about jails and drug rehab.Come to my home and see what is waiting.
  • by Jon Location: Ky on Jan 22, 2009 at 10:29 AM
    To you Kim!!!!! Who helped them get on drugs. I would pay one thin dime to get them off drugs because they just get right back on them.
  • by Al Location: London on Jan 22, 2009 at 08:35 AM
    To Kim, yes we agree that people addicted to drugs need help and not be put in prison but this nut took it to a whole new level. Now he has broken into a home a terrorized a lady to feed his habit. Sis should be thankful now that his calling wasn’t to go meet his maker. If sis and family wanted to help she should have had tough love for her brother and checked him into a rehab center before he went out and done something stupid like this. Now we as tax payers have to foot the bill for three hots and a cot and trial lawyers.
  • by Kim Location: Lawrenceburg on Jan 22, 2009 at 05:39 AM
    I am so tired of people who think that the solution to every crime is longer sentences. Our prisons are overcrowded, people! We have run out of places to put them. If we had a vote to see who was willing to pay more taxes to build more prisons, I bet you would all vote against it. Besides, people with drug problems don't belong in prison. They need help.
  • by Sandy Location: Pikeville on Jan 21, 2009 at 08:14 PM
    I love the way the sister blames everyone but her brother. He was putting another person's life in danger. What is to say he wouldn't have tried to kill her if he knew she was there. If the medicines didn't happen to be accessible when he first walked into the door. Nobody forced him to take drugs. That is probably what is wrong with him. Family blames everyone else. It sure doesn't help his problem. Makes it worse. Make him pay for what he has done. Might help him better than blaming the devil.
  • by Darlene Location: KY on Jan 21, 2009 at 06:55 PM
    You said it right Sis, "In his right mind". Apparently he isnt in his right mind and he scared that lady to death! He will or at least I hope that while He SITS in jail he can find his right calling. I am sure you will here how innocent he in (when the truth is he was caugh red-handed...or in this case, found with evidence in/on his mouth!
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