Jan 10, 2020 6:21 PM

Suspect in fatal after-hours Kan. club shooting appears in court

Posted Jan 10, 2020 6:21 PM
Terrance Johnson
Terrance Johnson

SEDGWICK COUNTY — The suspect in a fatal December shooting at a night club in Wichita made his first court appearance Wednesday.

Police arrested 25-year-old Terrance Johnson in a suburb of Oklahoma City on January 2, according to officer Charley Davidson. Authorities extradited him back to Kansas Tuesday.  He made his first court appearance Wednesday, according to the Sedgwick County Attorney's office.

Just before before 3 a.m. on Sunday Dec. 2, police responded to a shooting call at the 511 club, 511 North West Street in Wichita, according to Captain Brent Allred.  Upon arrival, officers located 19-year-old Sonya Brown with a gunshot wound.  She was transported to an area hospital where she died.

Sonya Brown
Sonya Brown

The investigation revealed a disturbance occurred between the shooting suspect 25-year-old Terranace Johnson and a male patron inside the business when Johnson fired multiple shots, which struck Brown police believe was an unintended and uninvolved victim. 

Johnson remains jailed on $500,000 bond on suspicion of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of marijuana and several traffic infractions, according to online jail records.

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Police catch 2 drug suspects driving on the wrong side of Kan. road
Gutierrez photo Cowley County Sheriff 

COWLEY COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects on drug charges after a traffic stop.

On December 7, a police officer conducted a traffic stop on vehicle in the 500 block of North Sixth Street in Arkansas City for driving on the wrong side of the roadway, according to a media release.

The vehicle had three occupants.

During the traffic stop, the officer determined that the tag on the vehicle had expired and the vehicle had an open title that did not show proper ownership or proof of insurance.

Because the vehicle could not be operated legally on a city street, officers conducted an inventory of the vehicle prior to its being towed from the scene. During this search, they discovered items of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.

Further investigation led to the arrest of two of the passengers. Larry Charles Armstrong Jr., 37, Ponca City, Oklahoma, was arrested on requested charges of one felony count each of no drug tax stamp and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

They also arrested Jamie Hugo Gutierrez, 26, Ponca City, Oklahoma, on requested charges of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Both Armstrong and Gutierrez remained in custody.