Thursday, April 30, 2015

U.S. Marshals Task Force Captures Jackson Homicide Suspect in West Virginia

Jackson, MI - The U.S. Marshals, the Michigan State Police, and the Jackson Police Department announce the arrest of a Michigan man who is wanted for open murder and felony firearm in Jackson, Michigan.

Troy Desean Johnson, 26, is accused of killing Jason Brewer on February 17. Brewer was found dead inside a running vehicle from apparent gunshot wounds. The vehicle was discovered lodged in a snow bank in front of a residence in the 400 block of Randolph Street in Jackson after police received a report of gunshots in that area.

Investigators from the joint Marshals/Michigan State Police Lansing Area Fugitive Task Force in Lansing adopted the fugitive case in early April. The investigation led the task force to West Virginia, where authorities determined Johnson was in the city of Charleston. Deputy Marshals and officers from the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force in West Virginia joined the investigation and developed further information on Johnson's whereabouts and narrowed it to an address of one of his associates.

On April 29, authorities discovered Johnson was possibly in a grey Toyota vehicle with Ohio license plates. The vehicle was located in Charleston and before a traffic stop could be conducted, the driver stopped and fled from the vehicle. Task force members and local officers secured the occupants of the vehicle and pursued and captured the driver. Johnson was identified as one of the passengers and was arrested without further incident at approximately 12 p.m.

Johnson will be held at the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston to await extradition back to Michigan on the pending homicide charges.

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