Locating Wanted Man
Posted on 01/04/2023

Date: January 4, 2023
Case: Public assistance in locating wanted man 22-41611
Authority: Lieutenant of Detectives Tim Kemps

Washington County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for the public’s assistance in apprehending an alleged dangerous wanted fugitive. Willie B. Johnson, thirty-eight years, old is wanted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin Department of Corrections for his alleged attack on a female companion that occurred over a several day period leading up to Christmas.

Johnson was released on extended supervision from the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility on November 26, 2022. He had been living with the victim in the Town of Barton for several weeks before the alleged attack. At this time, we are balancing the sensitive nature of these offenses and the privacy of the victim with the need to notify the public of this potentially dangerous man in determining what details to release. The excruciating level of violence this defenseless victim was subjected to and endured is heartbreaking. We commend the victim for the strength and courage that she has shown throughout, and we hope the public can assist us with locating Johnson who has a long history of domestic abuse.

Johnson was last known to be in the City of Milwaukee operating a stolen black 2002 Chevy Tahoe that, at the time, displayed a Wisconsin registration plate of UA7373. We do not know if those plates are still on the SUV but we are still trying to locate the vehicle. Johnson is thought to be armed with a handgun and should be considered armed and dangerous. Johnson is wanted for mayhem, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, strangulation, false imprisonment, and criminal damage to property all with the use of a dangerous weapon, as well as probation violations. Johnson is 5 feet 5 inches in height and weighs 215 pounds.

If you see Johnson you are asked to call 911 and not approach him. If you have information on his whereabouts you can call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at (262) 335-4378 or email [email protected] and you have the right to remain anonymous.