Two more suspects charged in violent home invasion

Samantha K. Johnson (left) and Jeffrey D. Salsgiver (right)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with a violent home invasion in Portsmouth last October.

Samantha Johnson, 24, of Moyock, North Carolina, turned herself in Monday. She was wanted on outstanding indictments for abduction, robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and breaking and entering.

Jeffrey D. Salsgiver of the Chesapeake was arrested Monday afternoon by Portsmouth Police for the same outstanding indictments. He was indicted on these charges March 6 by a Portsmouth Grand Jury and is currently in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office.

Both are charged in connection with an October 2 home invasion in the 3900 block of Long Point Boulevard in Portsmouth. When officers arrived at the home that night, they found a 29-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the back — he was one of four masked suspects who entered the home with weapons and tried to rob the victims. One of the victims fired a handgun, hitting the 29-year-old suspect.

The victims held another suspect until police arrived. That suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

Christopher Smead, 30, and Anthony Deweese, 32, both of Grandy, North Carolina were arrested in November on the same felony indictments as Johnson and Salsgiver.


Christopher Smead, Anthony Deweese and Samantha Johnson
Christopher Smead, Anthony Deweese and Samantha Johnson


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