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Fugitive arrested in Cedar Springs


Eric Louis Johnson

Eric Louis Johnson

By Judy Reed

A man sought by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was arrested Wednesday, July 15, at the corner of 18 Mile and N. Main Street in Cedar Springs.

According to Sgt. Jason Kelley, of the Kent County Sheriff Department, Cedar Springs Unit, the U. S. Marshals contacted them and told them they had a visual on the suspect and gave them a description of the vehicle.

“Deputy Potts conducted a traffic stop at 18 Mile and N. Main. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Eric Louis Johnson, 51, and he was arrested without incident and lodged in the Kent County Correctional Facility on outstanding warrants,” said Kelley.

He is currently being held on a sex offender charge of failure to comply with reporting, and a failure to appear for another charge in Lake County. Bond was set at $5,325.

Johnson was convicted in 2002 of third degree criminal sexual conduct in 49th District Court in Big Rapids, and is on the sex offender registry for life. Under Michigan law, a Tier 3 sex offender must report his address to law enforcement four times a year. The last time he verified his whereabouts was in April 2013.

Johnson was one of three men profiled last month in a story on Fox 17. The story said the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was asking for tips from the public to track the three men down. The story noted that Johnson’s criminal record included sexual assault, burglary, and resisting and obstructing police.

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