|Re: Sex Offender Arrested for New Charges|
|Monday, 31 October 2011 10:28|
Sheriff Paul C. May has released the following information:
RE: Sex Offender Arrested for New Charges
On October 28, 2011, registered sex offender, Michael Carl Johnson, was arrested for a warrant from Citrus County, Florida, charging him with Burglary of a Dwelling and Dealing in Stolen Property.
Upon further investigation, it was learned that Johnson also had an active warrant from Pasco County, Florida for the offense of Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor. According to information received from Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, on July 31, 2011, Johnson sexually assaulted the victim, less than 12 YOA. The subject previously resided in New Port Richey, Florida, before moving to Okeechobee County.
On October 26, 1983, the subject was arrested for two counts of Lewd & Lascivious, Child Under 16 YOA by the North Point Police Department in Sarasota County, Florida. On June 23, 1986, the subject was arrested for Sexual Battery by Adult, Victim Under 12 YOA, in Sarasota County, Florida.
On February 10, 1987, Johnson was convicted and subsequently sentenced to a total of (60) years Department of Corrections.
Johnson was released from the Department of Corrections on September 1, 2010. Upon his release, Johnson registered as a Registered Sex Offender in Pasco County, Florida.
On September 1, 2011, the subject relocated to Okeechobee County where he registered as a Sex Offender.
Johnson will be transported to Pasco County and Citrus County, Florida, to face these new charges.
No further information to release at this time.
Michele Bell, Public Information Officer
Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office
504 NW 4th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972