Soldier arrested for sex abuse of child, desertion - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Soldier arrested for sex abuse of child, desertion


The man dubbed as the U.S. Army's No. 3 most wanted fugitive was arrested on Wednesday.

U.S. Marshals, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents and Williamson County Sheriff deputies arrested Master Sgt. James Johnson, 31, at a home in Brentwood.

Johnson was wanted by the Christian County Sheriff's Office in Hopkinsville, KY, for failure to appear on 120 counts of first degree sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 12.

Johnson has also been charged by the U.S. Army with military desertion after leaving his unit at Fort Campbell, KY.

Johnson was arrested on the sex abuse of a minor charges on June 20, 2012. He was released on bond the same day.

A warrant was issued on Sept. 16, 2013, for failure to appear in Christian County.

Fort Campbell officials reported him as a military deserter on Nov. 6, 2013.

He was arrested without incident at the Brentwood home.

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