Morgan County Sheriff's deputies arrest Florence man driving in a stolen vehicle

The suspect identified as Michael Lavon Johnson, 49, was apprehended thanks to the work of both the Morgan County Sheriff's Office and the Decatur Police Department. (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)
The suspect identified as Michael Lavon Johnson, 49, was apprehended thanks to the work of both the Morgan County Sheriff's Office and the Decatur Police Department. (Source: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)

Michael Lavon Johnson, 49, was driving a vehicle that was reported stolen to the Tuscumbia Police Department.

Posted: Dec 21, 2019 3:39 PM

A Florence man was taken into custody after he was found in Morgan County driving a stolen vehicle.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office said that a man identified as Michael Lavon Johnson, 49, was driving northbound on Highway 31 on Friday when deputies tried to pull him over near the Alabama State Trooper station. 

The vehicle he was driving was reported stolen to the Tuscumbia Police Department. However, when the stop was initiated, deputies said Jonson sped off. It later crashed near East Moulton Street and 2nd Street. 

Deputies said Johnson tried to flee on foot, but was taken into custody with the help of officers with the Decatur Police Department.

Johnson was taken to the Morgan County Jail with charges pending.

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