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(Updated with some info)MANHUNT: Rockford Man Escapes Police Custody



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Officials are reporting a man has escaped police custody. 

Robert R. Johnson, Jr., escaped from police while being transported on Tuesday just before 9:30 pm.

He was being transported through Milwaukee from Laredo, Tx to Rock County.
He escaped at the Milwaukee Airport. The escape was reported by U.S. Corrections, a private contractor.

Officials said a private transportation company was used to transport him.

He is described as: Black male, 5’7″, 150lbs. He has a tattoo of a star on his face and was last seen wearing a black jacket, white t-shirt and blue ripped pants. He also had on a single handcuff and had been outfitted with a “RIPP” belt. (Waist restrain belt, hand handcuffed to the waist)

Aliases: “Bobby”, “Deshon”, “Lil Bobby”
Male / Black
5’7” 150 lbs
black (shaved/balding) hair/brown eyes
Scars: 8” back, 1” left hand, 1” neck, left eyelid
Pierced: left and right ears
Tattoos: upper left arm – Jack in the Box; upper right arm – 12 dollar signs, dagger, dice, stack of money, knife, cards; lower left arm – “insane”, “RIP BUNKC” with cross; lower right arm – “Cicero”, “RIP Bushwick”, cross; back – flames; left eyelid – five-point star; chest – “Lil Bobby”, “Sharlita”, “Yabrorough”; neck – “Rest in Peace Ghost”, “Kaila”; abdomen – “Scorpio” with scorpion


Past: Johnson’s targeted victim was a minor female whom he assaulted at gunpoint. He was convicted of two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child in Rock County Circuit Court. Officials also said he was convicted of burglary.

Unknown if this is why he was being transported,  or different charges.

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