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Man Arrested in Chillicothe After Attempting to Conceal Identity


CHILLICOTHE, OHIO – Deputies, were dispatched to the area of Water St and N Poplar St in response to a report of a wanted individual. Upon arrival, officers were informed that Dustin Johnson, a white male with a warrant out of Kentucky, was spotted in the vicinity.

According to Daubenmire’s report, officers located a man matching Johnson’s description near the AEP substation on Poplar St. The individual was detained after confirming his identity and the existence of the warrant. However, the suspect initially claimed to be his brother, providing false identifying information.

Through a thorough examination of jail mugshots and BMV photographs, Daubenmire was able to confirm the suspect’s true identity as Dustin Johnson, noting distinctive neck tattoos consistent with previous records. Despite the evidence, Johnson continued to deny his identity vehemently.

Confirmation from dispatch revealed an active warrant for Johnson’s arrest from Kentucky, leading to his apprehension on charges of failure to appear on flagrant non-support. Additionally, Johnson was charged with obstructing official business and being a fugitive from justice.

During a search incident to his arrest, drugs were discovered in Johnson’s possession, including marijuana and various pills. Johnson’s combative behavior during transport to the Ross County Jail necessitated emergency lights and sirens, though he later admitted his true identity and reasons for lying about it.

Johnson was subsequently held at the Ross County Jail on his warrant from Kentucky and local charges. His court appearance is scheduled for April 8th, 2024, at 9:00 am in the Chillicothe Municipal Court.

Further charges may be pending pending laboratory analysis of the seized substances. Daubenmire concluded his report with no additional updates at the time.