Billy Joe Johnson
Billy Joe Johnson (Courtesy of the San Juan County Adult Detention Center )

AZTEC — A Bloomfield man is back in jail after authorities say he tried to intimidate a man he was accused of shooting at.

Billy Johnson, 33, was arrested Monday night on third-degree felony charges of intimidating a witness.

Johnson was out of a jail after a posting a $20,000 bond two weeks ago. He was charged with assault with intent to commit a violent felony, shooting at or from a moving vehicle and tampering with evidence.

On June 9, Johnson allegedly shot at Bloomfield resident Ricky Sullivan at the Sonic located at 1332 W. Broadway Ave.

Sullivan told police he was backing out of his parking space when Johnson nearly ran into him and started yelling. Sullivan accused Johnson of pulling a gun and firing at him.

Bloomfield police Sgt. Chad Herrera said police found shell casings in Johnson's vehicle and a stray bullet near the Sonic. Police also seized a firearm from Johnson's residence.

Police arrested Johnson later June 9 and charged him with the three felonies. He was released from jail after posting his $20,000 bond through a bondsman.

On June 24, Sullivan said he was driving near South Church Road and Broadway Boulevard when a dark Blue Chevy Suburban started driving alongside him. The driver, he said, was cursing at him.

Sullivan said he quickly recognized Johnson as the driver and called police.

Police found Johnson five minutes later at his parents' house next to their dark blue Chevy Suburban and he was arrested.

Ryan Boetel covers crime for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644 and rboetel@daily-times.com. Follow him on Twitter @rboetel on Twitter.