Adams County deputies arrest man accused of multiple car thefts across Idaho, Washington
ADAMS COUNTY, ID. — Adams County deputies arrested a man who was wanted in three different states for multiple crimes on Thursday.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office contacted 36-year-old Donnell Johnson near New Meadows, Idaho, and a 16-year-old accomplice.
Johnson had a felony warrant in Florida for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, eluding police, possession of burglary conveyance, theft, and driving while suspended.
As Johnson was in custody, deputies say they located multiple driver’s licenses, credit cards and other banking drafts in Johnson’s vehicle belonging to people ranging from Seattle to Moscow, Idaho.
The Sheriff’s Office says Johnson also had a stolen license plate from the Kootenai County area. Police say the items found in Johnson’s vehicle had been stolen from other vehicles that had broken windows.
Johnson was booked into Adams County Jail on charges of grand theft, multiple counts of unlawful possession of financial transaction cards, possession of marijuana, possession of burglary tools, injury to a child, and fugitive to Idaho.
The 16-year-old accomplice was also booked for grand theft, multiple counts of unlawful possession of financial transaction cards, possession of marijuana and possession of burglary tools. The teen is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center in Canyon County.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is working with the victims of theft to return their belongings in a timely manner. They also believe there are additional victims in North Idaho and Eastern Washington.
If you had your vehicle broken into in the last week and had items stolen, you are asked to report the crime to your local police department or Sheriff’s Office.
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