Double-homicide suspect arrested in Muskegon

Double homicide suspect arrested in Muskegon over the weekend

MUSKEGON, MICH. - A man wanted since February for a double-homicide in Ohio was arrested this past weekend in Muskegon.

James Antonio Johnson, 29 of Shaker Heights, Ohio, is a suspect in a Cleveland area armed robbery that left two people dead in January.

Saturday, Sept. 10, a Muskegon police officer pulled over a vehicle that had improper plates near West Laketon and Park Street. Johnson was a passenger in that vehicle.

While the Muskegon officer was entering the fake name into his computer, Johnson ran from the vehicle.

The foot chase went into nearby St. Mary's Cemetery. After a few hundred yards, the officer was able to stop Johnson and make the arrest.

Fingerprints revealed Johnson's identity, and his connection to arrest warrants out of Ohio.

Police are looking into how long Johnson was in the Muskegon area and if he was being aided by anyone who had knowledge of the arrest warrants he was avoiding.

Johnson was arraigned in Muskegon County District Court Tuesday for felony restricting and obstructing as a fourth-time habitual offender.

Ohio authorities may begin extradition proceedings after his Sept. 27 preliminary exam.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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