Wash. man designated a ‘violent offender’ arrested in Juneau

A man wanted for escape from community custody in Washington state has been arrested in Juneau, according to a release from the Juneau Police Department.

Law enforcement officials apprehended Christopher Craig Johnson, 29, at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in a parking lot located at 2285 Trout Street, the release states. That is the same address as Juneau’s McDonald’s restaurant, in the northwest corner of the intersection of Egan Drive and Glacier Highway.

Johnson was in custody in Washington state after being charged with possession with drugs with intent to deliver, the release states. Washington law enforcement designated him a violent offender, the release states.

According to the release, Johnson fled to Juneau from legal issues in Washington state once before. He stood off with JPD for six hours in March 2009 before being arrested on a Washington state warrant issued for robbery and escape, the release states.

After Saturday’s arrest by JPD officers and FBI agents, law enforcement authorities sent Johnson to Lemon Creek Correctional Center, where he is being held as a fugitive from justice with no bail, the release states.

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