Wanted PRJ inmate Johnson apprehended, arrested in D.C.

Published 2:42 am Friday, July 27, 2018

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Demetrius A. Johnson, an inmate who was inadvertently released from Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) and was wanted by the U.S. Marshal Service, was apprehended by authorities in Washington, D.C., PRJ Superintendent Jim Davis confirmed Thursday morning.

Demetrius A. Johnson

“We were informed this morning that D. Johnson has been captured in D.C. and is in jail,” Davis said in an email message.

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He said the notification came from the U.S. Marshal Service.

Johnson was wanted following what was described by officials as being “wanted for escape” and “inadvertently released” from Piedmont Regional Jail (PRJ) Tuesday morning.

A notice from the U.S. Marshal Service cited that Demetrius A. Johnson, 37, of the District of Columbia, is “wanted for escape and should be considered dangerous.”

The notice describes Johnson as a black male, 300 pounds, with brown eyes, a tattoo on his right arm and a tattoo on his neck.

Davis confirmed the escape of the federal inmate Wednesday morning.

“(Tuesday), at approximately 8:30 (a.m.), a federal inmate was inadvertently released,” Davis said. “It’s under investigation internally and by the U.S. Marshal Service.”

Davis said the inmate is under federal charges. He said PRJ holds some inmates for the U.S. Marshal Service.