Bond denied for Live 5 Most Wanted fugitive captured Tuesday night

VIDEO: Bond denied for Live 5 Most Wanted fugitive captured Tuesday night
Molefi Johnson (Source: Summerville Police)
Molefi Johnson (Source: Summerville Police)

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A judge denied bond Wednesday morning for a fugitive profiled in the Live 5 Most Wanted segment who was captured Tuesday night in Charleston County.

Molefi Johnson was apprehended by U.S. Marshals in Charleston County, according to Summerville Police Capt. Jon Rogers.

Johnson wanted for attempted murder, failure to stop for blue lights and sirens and child endangerment after an incident in April. The Live 5 Most Wanted segment focused on an incident involving a police officer in 2015 for which Johnson was wanted on a charge of attempted murder.

In the April incident, according to a news release from the Summerville Police Department, officers responded to the Hamilton Motel on South Main Street April 7 around 8:30 p.m. in reference to a man possibly being armed. When officers tried to make contact with a vehicle matching a description they were given, the vehicle struck one of the patrol vehicles and left the scene.

Officials say Johnson then struck another car near the intersection of East Richardson Avenue and Challedon Drive. The suspect then wrecked a wooded area nearby, then fled the scene on foot, leaving a child and two adults in the vehicle, the release states. Police say they later fled the scene as well.

The occupants of the second vehicle involved in a crash during the pursuit were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The earlier incident, profiled on the Live 5 Most Wanted segment, occurred on June 4, 2015, according to Summerville police and involved a traffic stop of Johnson. Police say Johnson got out of the car, and was told to get back in the car. When the officer knocked on the window, police say Johnson put the car in reverse and ran over the officer's foot, leaving marks on his boot. Investigators say Johnson took off, ran through some red lights and disappeared. Police later found Johnson's car in Lincolnville.

Johnson is being held at the Dorchester County Detention Center.

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