ESSEX, VT – Vernon Johnson, 50-years-old, was a fugitive from justice until he was located in Essex, Vermont on Wednesday December 2nd, 2020.
The U.S. Marshals Service reported Wednesday that it arrested a fugitive wanted by the Michigan Department of Corrections for a parole violation.
Vernon Johnson, 50-years-old, of Detroit was wanted by the Michigan Department of Corrections for violating the conditions of his parole from his current sentence for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Second Offense. Johnson was let out of prison on parole on April 10th, 2018.
Johnson is no stranger to the criminal justice system and has a long criminal history dating back to the mid-1990s. His offenses include drugs, weapons, and, most recently, a 2013 conviction for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Second Offense.
Information led US Marshals to the area of the Five Corners in Essex where Johnson was believed to be hiding. On December 2nd, 2020, US Marshals, with the assistance of the Essex Police Department, located and apprehended Johnson while he was walking down Park Street. Johnson initially gave a false name to law enforcement but quickly confirmed his identity.
Vernon Johnson is being charged as a fugitive of justice by the Essex Police Department.