CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI – On October 1, 2018 at 7:00 AM a Clinton Township woman left her vehicle running (14 Mile/Gratiot area) with her 4 year old daughter in the back seat. The woman went inside to pick up her son who was staying at the house.
She then heard tires screeching and ran outside to find her car being driven away. Shortly after the theft officers responded to 14 Mile ad Gratiot, for a young child wandering in the area. Responding officers then took custody of the 4 year old child who had suffered a bruise to her arm.
Clinton Township Detectives with the outstanding cooperation of the Detroit Police Department were able to identify a suspect. A search warrant was conducted on Helen Street in Detroit where the suspect resided.
Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith issued a two count warrant for Spencer Dawaun Johnson, 26 year old of Helen Street, Detroit, MI.
Spencer Johnson was previously convicted based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections for:
- Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile
- Police Officer – Fleeing – Second Degree – Vehicle Code
- Stolen Property – Receiving/Concealing $20,000 or More
Johnson was arraigned at the 41 B District Court in Clinton Township and given a $500,000 cash surety bond.