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Rockford man arrested on a Murder Warrant plus weapons, ammunition and cocaine recovered in Rockford

 


 





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Rockford man arrested on a Murder Warrant
plus weapons, ammunition and cocaine recovered in Rockford

ROCKFORD, IL – On Thursday, October 14, 2021, at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the
Rockford Police Gang Crime Unit and Rockford Police Intel Unit assisted the U.S. Marshals Service
in conducting a warrant check in the 500 block of Royal Avenue for a wanted subject, Von
Johnson Jr., who had an active Murder Warrant out of Madison, Wisconsin.

Von Johnson Jr. was
located within a residence and taken into custody without incident.

After further investigation, Detectives from the Rockford Police Gang Crime Unit and Rockford
Police Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at the same residence in the 500 block of Royal
Avenue. Inside the residence, officers located and recovered two firearms, several high-capacity
magazines, miscellaneous ammunition and cocaine.

After a review of the facts of this case, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office
authorized the following charges:
Von Johnson Jr, 26, Rockford

Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon (3 counts)
Possession of Cocaine
The charges are merely accusations and all individuals are considered innocent unless proven
guilty in a court of law.





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