UPDATE: Grant Co. Jail inmate to face new charges

UPDATED Tuesday, April 29, 2014 --- 12:00 p.m.

Grant Co. Sheriff's officials say a jail inmate will face additional charges after allegedly resisting jail officers.

Authorities say Timmy Johnson failed to comply with staff as they tried to move him Monday night. He had to change cells due to an alleged jail rule violation.

Johnson is currently being held on numerous charges (read more details below).

Authorities say he will be referred to the Grant Co. District Attorney's Office for additional charges of resisting an officer along with five additional counts of bail jumping.


POSTED: Friday, March 21, 2014 -- The Grant County Sheriff's Office says a man stole a vehicle from the Village of Dickeyville and was eventually arrested in Platteville.

Yesterday morning someone called the sheriff's office and said they had parked their vehicle in front of a business in Dickeyville, but when they came back out, it was gone.

It didn't take long for deputies to zero in on a suspect, 25-year-old Timmy Johnson, who they know well from "prior law enforcement contacts." They searched for Johnson and caught up with him in Platteville, coming out of a home. They detained him and then found the stolen vehicle on the UW-Platteville campus. Johnson was arrested for theft, and while he was being taken to jail he reportedly tried to bribe the deputy to let him go, and offered him a "large amount of money" if he would. Today he was in Grant County Court, charged with three counts:

1. Take and Drive Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent
2. Bribery of a Public Official
3. Resisting or Obstructing an Officer

Johnson is in the Grant County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond.

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