Viewer tip helps lead to arrest of featured fugitive

Posted at 4:32 PM, Jul 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-21 16:32:55-04

GRAND RAPIDS – Federal authorities say a fugitive recently featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted was taken into custody on Tuesday in Grand Rapids thanks in part to a viewer tip.

Johnny Trotter, 41, was arrested without incident by officers with the U.S. Marshals Western Michigan Fugitive Task Force following a traffic stop.

Johnny Trotter (July 21, 2015)

Trotter had avoided authorities since May.  His online record with the Michigan Department of Corrections details prior convictions including larceny in a building, prison escape, armed robbery, weapons violations and malicious destruction of fire or police property.