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‘LoJack’ signal leads police to stolen motorcycle

Theft case remains under investigation

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Henry County police arrested a man for allegedly stealing a motorcycle, after a “LoJack” signal was received by Clayton and Henry County police.

Michael Donte Johnson appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Friday, before Judge Robert L. Godwin. The 24-year-old man is charged with two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, two counts of buy/sell vehicle parts with altered serial numbers to conceal identity and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Johnson was arrested as a result of a “LoJack” activation that led officers to his home, located on Peachtree Glen Drive in Ellenwood.

“Around [2:30 p.m.], officers from Henry and Clayton counties received the LoJack signals from the home indicating a motorcycle stolen from the Hartsfield / Jackson airport area was being stored inside the residence,” said Henry Police Sgt. Joey Smith.

“Upon making contact with the homeowner and Johnson, the stolen motorcycle was confirmed and recovered from the basement of the residence.”

Police used a search warrant and located another motorcycle reported stolen out of Clayton County as well as some marijuana, according to Smith. Johnson was the only person arrested when police searched his home.

Godwin set a $7,500 bond for Johnson, and reset his case to June 7, at 2 p.m.The case is still under investigation, said Smith.

If anyone has any information in reference to the case, contact Henry Police Det. Mellon at (770) 288-8473.