CS Man Indicted in Northgate Stabbing

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

It was April 5, 2007. Twin brothers Jonathan and Jansen Bailey headed out to Northgate to celebrate their birthdays.

By 2am- bar closing time- both would be stabbed and one would be dead.

College Station Police and the Brazos County District Attorney's office worked the case for over a year. Thursday, 24-year-old Ronald Andrew Johnson Jr., was indicted for murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police believe he stabbed Jonathon Bailey and killed him in a bar fight that got out of hand.

The fight started inside what was then called "V Bar." Ronald Johnson and Michael Fuller, marines who served in Iraq together, were there. So were the Bailey twins.

Michael Fuller told police he and Jansen Bailey were thrown out after fighting inside and continued fighting outside.

Police believe Ronald Johnson and Jonathan Bailey jumped in. Although it wasn't their fight, police believe in the chaos, Johnson stabbed Jonathan.

Johnson later admitted to police he stabbed people with his pocket knife, even when no one else threatened him or had a weapon.

The fight left Michael Fuller with a bruised face. Fuller's attorney, Rick Ramos, says it was the twins who instigated.

"This young man was outside the bar and for lack of a better term he was getting stomped on," said Ramos.

Fuller's parents say Johnson protected their son.

"I mean it could be him that was dead," said Kathy Fuller. "We could be burying our son and nobody- Ron came to his rescue, Ron Saved his life."

In the process, Police believe he took the life of Jonathan Bailey, a Rice basketball walk-on, and Beaumont high school star.

Ronald Johnson was originally arrested following the fight, in April of 2007. He spent two days in jail before being freed on a $200,000 bond.

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