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)

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.