Johnny had stabbed bob because the soc's were drowning ponyboy and the socs had beat up johnny to before. They went to dally house he gave them a gun cloths money.then dally said he will meet him at the church.Then the police were looking for ponyboy and johnny.dally was going to give them supply;sThey were hiding out the abandon church because johnny had committed a crime by stabbing bob but it was self protection.