Brevard Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit Nails Reginald Johnson in Titusville, Absconded From Justice 9 Years Ago
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // October 24, 2019
Johnson absconded from Michigan while on parole 9 years ago and had not been seen since
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit culminated a three-week-long investigation into the location and apprehension of Reginald Bernard Johnson, who was a fugitive from justice that was originally sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for drug-related offenses in the state of Michigan.
Johnson absconded from Michigan while on parole nine years ago and had not been seen since.
Despite a nationwide effort by various law enforcement authorities to locate him in the years that have passed, Johnson remained at large and avoided arrest.
In the beginning of October, Agents from the Fugitive Unit received a tip that Johnson had ties to the Mims area.
Using information developed as a result of the tip, Agents were able to narrow down his whereabouts to a few different locations within Brevard County.
Further investigation revealed that Johnson often frequented the area of Garden Street and South Hopkins Avenue in Titusville during the early morning hours.
Early yesterday morning the Fugitive Unit initiated surveillance on the area and subsequently located Johnson as he traveled from a wooded area near one of his suspected locations along a back road.
The Fugitive Unit confronted Johnson and took him into custody without further incident.
Pursuant to his arrest, Johnson shared with the Agents that he was relieved the run was over and he could finally get back to normal.
This arrest is another great example of the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and also what happens when citizens and Law Enforcement work together to keep our community safe.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey