1 arrested, 1 sought in fatal Lake City robbery

Rajini Patel shot, killed during robbery

James Leonard Johnson (left) and Ernest Larry Grandison (right).
James Leonard Johnson (left) and Ernest Larry Grandison (right).

LAKE CITY, Fla. – One man was arrested and another is sought in connection with a robbery in Lake City last month that left the store owner dead.

James Leonard Johnson was arrested Saturday in Jacksonville.

Johnson, 23, is charged with felony murder in the first-degree and robbery.

Lake City police identified the second suspect as Ernest Larry Grandison. Grandison, 42, is considered armed and dangerous.

Upon his arrest, Grandison will be charged with first-degree murder and robbery.

The two are wanted in connection with an April 27th robbery that ended with the death of A&M Discount Beverage owner Rajni Patel. His wife, Daxa Patel, was not harmed during the robbery.

An award of $10,000 is being offered for information on Grandison's whereabouts.

If you have any information on this case, call the Lake City Police Department at 386-719-2068.