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Missing Iowa Man Stopped in Ga., Sought by Police

3:55 PM, Jan 15, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA (AP) - Police are searching for a 33-year-old man who was reported missing and was accompanied with his 5-year-old son during a traffic stop last week.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Jeremiah Johnson was stopped after running a red light in Gwinnett County Friday night. The officer checked Johnson's license information and found that he was reported missing from Iowa. Authorities say Johnson could be homicidal and suicidal after disappearing with his son during a custody battle with the child's mother.

The officer told Johnson to get out of the car and he drove away then eluded police. Police in Jackson County have recovered Johnson's personal belongings.

Authorities say Johnson is driving a silver 2003 Volkswagen Passat with an Iowa tag reading 608ZDB. Police say "9/11 Veteran" is handwritten on the car.

 

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