A man from Dickeyville is scheduled for
a preliminary hearing next Thursday (3/27)
on charges of vehicle theft, bribery of a
public official and resisting or obstructing
an officer. Twenty-five-year-old (25)
Timmy L. Johnson will appear before
Judge Craig Day in Grant County Court.
Grant County authorities have charged
Johnson after an investigation into a
vehicle theft Thursday morning in the
Village of Dickeyville. The investigation
by deputies developed a suspect and
later in the day, Johnson was detained
in the City of Platteville. The vehicle was
found on the UW-Platteville campus,
and Johnson was arrested on a charge
of vehicle theft. That was based on
evidence found at the scene of the
stolen vehicle. Authorities say while
he was being taken to the county jail,
he tried to bribe the deputy into
letting him go, offering the officer
a large amount of money.
Johnson is being held on $10,000
cash bond. He made his initial
appearance on Friday (3/21).
Dickeyville Police, Platteville Police
and the Wisconsin State Patrol helped
with the arrest.