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Beacon Man Charged with Fishkill Robbery

Published: May 22, 2018

For More Information Contact:

Captain John Watterson, 845-486-3860     

Eric R. Johnson, age 25 of Beacon
Eric R. Johnson, age 25 of Beacon

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Eric R. Johnson, age 25 of Beacon, in connection with an armed robbery in the Town of Fishkill which occurred in February of this year.

Mr. Johnson was arrested on 5/18/18 after a three month-long investigation into the robbery of the Gulf gas station on Route 9D in Fishkill at approximately 11:30 pm on 2/26/18. He is accused of robbing the store using a back handgun, which has not been recovered. 

At this time Mr. Johnson has been charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree, which is a felony. After being processed he was arraigned before the City of Beacon Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the City of Beacon Police. 

If anyone has information about this case or similar incidents involving Mr. Johnson they are urged to contact Detective Kate Capalbo at (845) 486-3829. The Sheriff’s Office can also be contacted via the tipline at (845) 605-CLUE (2583) or, and all information will be kept confidential.

As with any criminal case the charge described above is merely an accusation and Mr. Johnson is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.