Burlington, VT – The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a fugitive
wanted by the Michigan Department of Corrections for a Parole violation.
Vernon Johnson, 50, of Detroit, Michigan, 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,
Johnson is no stranger to the criminal justice
system and has a long criminal history dating back to the mid 1990’s.
His offenses include drugs and weapons, and most recently a 2013
conviction for felon in possession of a firearm, second offence.
Information led the U.S. Marshals to the area of the five corners in
Essex Vermont where Johnson was believed to be hiding. On December 2,
2020 US Marshals with the assistance of the Essex Vermont Police located
and apprehended Johnson while he was walking down Park Street. Johnson
initially gave a false name to law enforcement but quickly confirmed his
Johnson is being charged as a fugitive from Justice by
the Essex Police Department.
This is yet another great
collaboration between the U.S. Marshals and Essex Police to get violent
offender in our communities off the streets.
inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to the Vermont
Department of Corrections or Essex Police Department.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency