Detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney and the Morris County (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office ran a joint operation with assistance from the Pocono Township and Pocono Mountain Regional Police Departments in the arrest of a fugitive, Taalib Johnson. Mr. Johnson was wanted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office on outstanding criminal charges stemming from a 2016 offense.
Mr. Johnson was arrested on September 24, 2016, with co-defendants Derrick Lamb and Quincy Jones for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Stolen Handgun), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Receiving Stolen Property. On November 17, 2017, Johnson failed to appear in New Jersey Superior Court for a court motion and a warrant was issued.
Mr. Johnson was also wanted in Monroe County for failing to appear for a hearing after pleading guilty to offenses relating to DUI and Firearms not to be carried without a license.
The investigation determined that Mr. Johnson knew that he was wanted in both Monroe County and Morris County and refused to surrender to authorities.
On April 24, 2018, a detail of detectives from Monroe County and Morris County, along with officers from the Pocono Township and Pocono Mountain Regional Police Departments, conducted surveillance and made contact at residences of family members of Mr. Johnson.
Mr. Johnson was located at 140 Linden Court in Swiftwater, the residence of Mr. Johnson’s paramour, where he was taken into custody without incident.
Mr. Johnson was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge C. Daniel Higgins, Jr., charged with being a fugitive from justice and remanded to the Monroe County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail.