December 12, 2017
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Greenville man who allegedly attacked woman faces felony charges

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff
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Greenville Police Department | BDN
Greenville Police Department | BDN
John Johnson

GREENVILLE, Maine — A local man accused of brutally attacking a woman on Tuesday night faces six charges, four of which are felonies.

John “Cheeto” Johnson, 42, of Greenville was charged with kidnapping, gross sexual assault, aggravated reckless conduct, aggravated assault, unauthorized use of property and criminal threatening, the Greenville Police Department said in a statement.

Johnson turned himself in to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department in Dover-Foxcroft at around 8 p.m. Thursday after police were able to persuade him to surrender by speaking to him through friends and relatives.

Johnson is currently being held at the Piscataquis County Jail in Dover-Foxcroft on $25,000 cash bail.

Greenville Police Chief Jeff Pomerleau wouldn’t release any other information on the case, including the condition of the woman who was attacked.

The Piscataquis County district attorney’s office, which reviewed the case, said Johnson will be formally charged with Class A kidnapping and Class A gross sexual assault. Additional charges may be added.

Johnson will have his initial appearance in Piscataquis County Superior Court in Dover-Foxcroft on Monday afternoon.

Greenville police, the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department, Maine State Police, U.S. Border Patrol, Maine Warden Service and Maine Forest Service were all involved in the search for Johnson.


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