WEST MICHIGAN – The U.S. Marshal Western Michigan Fugitive Task Force has announced the arrest of three fugitives recently featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted.
The most recent happened Wednesday morning, where Eric Louis Johnson, 51, was taken into custody.
Federal authorities developed information that Johnson was working a construction job in the Cedar Springs area and set up surveillance at his suspected job site. Authorities say Johnson was seen briefly at the job site Wednesday morning, then left in a vehicle that was stopped by authorities in downtown Cedar Springs. Johnson was arrested without incident with the assistance of the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.
Johnson was initially wanted by the Michigan State Police Rockford Post for failing to maintain his sex offender registration. His criminal record also includes prior offenses including sexual assault, assault, burglary and resisting and obstructing police.
21-year-old Octavia Mitchell was arrested Sunday in Plainwell. Authorities say Mitchell was a passenger in a suspicious vehicle that was parked at a gas station in the area.
Federal authorities say Mitchell gave deputies at least 4 different names before finally admitting to her true identity. She was arrested on her outstanding parole warrant by the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department and lodged in the county jail.
Mitchell has previously served time for assault with intent to rob someone while armed, which happened in 2010.
44-year-old Jorieana Marie Riley was taken into custody by Grand Rapids Police officers Thursday.
Federal authorities say she was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by police and admitted to who she was. She was arrested without incident and lodged in the Kent County Jail on her outstanding parole warrant.
Riley had been wanted since April 2015 after violating her parole. Her record with the Michigan Department of Corrections shows past convictions including drugs, assaulting a police officer and prostitution.