Jeremiah D. Johnson: Suspect named in deputy Kaitie Leising shooting (2023)

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Sheriff of Pennington/Minnesota BCAJeremiah D. Johnson (right) is accused of killing Kaitie Leising, a St. Croix, Wisconsin.

Jeremiah D. Johnson has been identified as the 34-year-old convicted rapist accusedstan Wisconsin6 maja 2023 rAccording to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Heavy has learned that authorities believe Johnson, a convicted rapist and kidnapper from Minnesota, died of a self-inflicted gunshot woundwho made the newsOn July 5, 2015, he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a drunk woman on the streets of St. Paul, Minnesota after the July 4th celebration. He was sentenced to six years and five months in Minnesota in November 2015 after pleading guilty to kidnapping and third-degree sex crimes, according to Minnesota court records.

He was also required to register "as a predatory sex offender for 10 years," according to court records. According to the Minnesota Department of Arrest, Johnson has been under community supervision since his release from prison on October 28, 2019. His supervision at the Scott County Correctional Facility was originally scheduled to expire on October 28, 2029.

A law enforcement source confirmed this was the same person who shot Reising; in addition, Johnson's family and friends widely posted information about his death on Facebook, and his auntdeclare it"Sudden, unexpected death" in the post.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Leising was 29 years old. The dead officer was mourned.

"Kaitlin was an outstanding law enforcement officer who had a positive impact on many of our county residents." Pennington County Sheriff Brian Muellerwrote in a press releaseAs for Leising, he worked in that department. "First of all, she was an exceptional person."

One woman commented on Facebook: "Katie is the most loving, always smiling, most respected person in the world. She left her husband and a new child. She just started her life."

Julia Leewrote on Facebook:"Heartbroken ... overwhelmed by grief ... so many lives to live ... Our family's hearts are broken ... " She wrote that Resin left behind "a dear new son, Sailor." She ended the entry with the words: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9.

Lessing died of his injuries in Glenwood Township, Wisconsin.According to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

"The Criminal Investigation Division (DCI) of the Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating a serious incident that occurred Saturday evening, May 6, 2023, in Glenwood Township, Wisconsin," the release reads.

Two other northern Wisconsin law enforcement officers from Chetek and Cameron,he was shotApril 2023: Emily Breidenbach and Hunter Scheel. These deaths also occurred during traffic jams.

Here's what you need to know about the shooting of Jeremiah Johnson and deputy Katie Reising:

1. Jeremiah Johnson kidnapped and raped drunken 18-year-old in Minnesota by 'stranger', according to court records

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wdetermination of the probable causeThe Paul Police Department received a report of a woman who was intoxicated, according to Officer Stillwater in a pre-sentence file.

The caller told police the woman was lying on the sidewalk and unable to say her name, so he called 911. He said, "As he turned around, a green Chevrolet truck pulled up and a white man in his 20s got out and walked over to the woman. ... The man picked up the woman. and sat her on his. The driver, who was later identified as Johnson, was tipped off by a caller later identified as Johnson before "driving off so fast he almost hit another vehicle," according to court records.

A witness told police that he saw a man stepping out of a green truck towards a woman who appeared to be unconscious. The court's findings indicate that the man was wearing a hooded sweatshirt. The man carried the woman "into his green truck," the witness said, adding that the woman was "weak and dead" when she was picked up. Witnesses tried to confront the man, but he backed out of the parking space and accelerated with the truck's lights off, police said. Witnesses gave police a license plate number and investigators tracked down a man who said he sold the truck to Jeremiah Johnson, court records show.

According to court records, police in Stillwater and St. Paul went to Johnson's apartment complex and saw a vehicle matching the description parked outside. Police said the victim was found in a common corridor of Johnson's apartment complex, "scared and confused" and did not know where he was, according to an affidavit. The woman told police that the last thing she remembers was watching fireworks before "waking up on an air mattress in a bra and panties, lying next to a man she didn't know."

Johnson told police he "wanted to help" the woman because she had sprained her ankle. The defendant said she walked over to his truck and he helped her get in. The defendant said she was "drunk" and started vomiting. The defendant admitted that other people tried to help her. The defendant said that she approached the truck with his help. The defendant said the woman was unable to give her address, so he took her to his flat in Stillwater, police said in a statement. "The defendant initially denied any sexual contact."

The defendant eventually admitted that he "tried to do something and it didn't work," according to court records.

According to the statement, Johnson told police he had been drinking but "not that drunk" and then said "Assuming we had sex and she was 18, there is nothing illegal about it", adding that he "always tried to be Asian." I picked one up and I'm under arrest."

According to court records, Johnson, then a 26-year-old resident of Stillwater, Minnesota, was charged with kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct. "This is an extremely serious crime," Stillwater Sheriff Jeff Stender told reporters.St. Paul Pioneer Press2015. “Kidnappings by strangers are actually very rare in Minnesota. St. Louis Police Paul takes this very seriously and was able to locate the suspect, we were able to safely bring the victim back and apprehend the suspect."

According to Minnesota court records reviewed by Heavy, Johnson was held on $400,000 bail after his arrest. On November 16, 2015, he pleaded guilty to kidnapping and third-degree sex crimes, according to court records. He was sentenced to a total of 77 months in prison, including 135 days in prison.

2. Jeremiah Johnson, who was convicted in 2014 and convicted of second-degree assault in 2007, has also had multiple encounters with Minnesota police since his release in 2019, including multiple traffic violations

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Washington County SheriffJeremiah Daniel Johnson.

Minnesota court records reviewed by Heavy show 22 cases involving Jeremiah Johnson in the state, including a 2006 rape case. Some of these encounters with police included traffic stops and minor infractions following his release in 2020 and 2021, records show, from the state prison where he was under community supervision.

Records show that Johnson was first arrested in November 2006 and eventually convicted of careless driving. In December 2007, Johnson was arrested in Stillwater, Minnesota, Washington County and charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony. In 2008, he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault and was sentenced to 23 days in prison. Court records show that he was sent back to prison in 2009 for violating his probation.

In March 2009, Johnson was charged with driving under the influence, refusing to submit to a chemical test, failing to stop due to a traffic accident causing damage to property, and other traffic violations, according to records. He was convicted of driving under the influence, according to court records. In May 2009, he was accused of giving a false name to a police officer and was later convicted, according to court records.

On May 5, 2014, Johnson was arrested and charged with domestic violence after being charged with violating a protective order and obstructing an officer. Those cases were dismissed, according to the file. But on May 14, 2014, Johnson was arrested again in Anoka County and charged with domestic violence (violating a restraining order within 10 years of his previous conviction). He was convicted of a serious misdemeanor on May 20, 2014 and sentenced to a year in prison, court records show.

After Johnson was released from prison for rape in October 2019, his clashes with Minnesota police continued, court records show. On February 21, 2021, he was charged with speeding in Ramsey County after being charged with driving at 96mph in a 55mph zone, according to court records. He was also convicted of a seatbelt violation in November 2021 and speeding (82 times at age 55) in May 2022.

3. Justice Department says Kaitie Leising was assigned to investigate reports of "potential drunk driver in ditch" where she met Jeremiah D. Johnson

At around 6:15 p.m., the Wisconsin Department of Justice's (DOJ) Criminal Investigation Division (DCI) wrote in a press release. On May 6, 2023, a St. Croix, 29-year-old Katie Reising, "with about 3 years of experience in law enforcement, was sent to report a potential DUI in a ditch."

Upon arriving at the scene, Deputy Leising encountered the driver of the vehicle in a ditch and another vehicle stopped to assist the person. Deputy Leising asked Jeremiah D. Johnson, 34, to undergo an on-site field sobriety test before returning to his vehicle.

According to the statement, Johnson "deviated Deputy Reising's request, and after about eight minutes of talking, Johnson turned to Deputy Reising, drew his pistol, and shot her. After being shot, Deputy Reising fired three times.​​​​ A pistol was fired, but none of the bullets hit Johnson, and he fled into nearby wooded areas. The incident was recorded by body cameras.

4. Jeremiah Johnson ran a landscaping business after being released from prison, according to his Facebook page

On Facebook, married Johnson shared a business card showHe startedGarbage, leaf and snow removal in Minnesota.

His brother, aunt and other family members posted pictures of him or commented on him on Facebook after his death. The posts made no mention of the officer being shot or killed.

On July 4, 2015, the same day, he was accused of raping an unconscious woman, JohnsonHe posted a meme on FacebookAbout the Confederate flag. The meme said, "People get together and pull it down... can we get together and pick it up too?" There's also a picture of a flag and a picture of sagging jeans. Also in 2015, he posted a meme asking why white pride is racist, as his page shows.

Johnson, June 2015He posted a meme on FacebookFrom the Minnesota gun rights group he supports, a gun was shown with the caption "Because I can't throw a rock at 1,115 feet per second."

5. Katie Reising, who died in a local hospital, is survived by a wife and small children

Katie Reising leaves a young family behind. "Deputy Leising works at the St. Croix since 2022, and previously served in the Pennington County, South Dakota Sheriff's Office for 2 years," the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial wrote on Facebook. “Deputy Leising is survived by his wife and young children, parents and siblings. The WLM Board extends its deepest sympathies to her family, friends and the St. Croix.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, "The occupants of the emergency vehicle immediately performed life-saving measures for Deputy Leising, who was rushed to a local hospital where she died."

“Other officers responded and began searching a wooded area near the scene. About an hour after deputy Leising was shot, a law enforcement officer observed Johnson, heard the shot, and saw him fall to the ground. Law enforcement officials did not fire any shots during the search for Johnson. A gun was found at the scene of Johnson's death.

"There is no threat to the community," added the Department of Justice.

DCI wrote that "it is investigating this with the help of many neighboring law enforcement agencies, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Wisconsin Crime Lab and DCI crime response specialists. All relevant law enforcement agencies are in full contact with DCI during this investigation. cooperate.

Pennington County Sheriff's Officehe wrote in tribute on FacebookDeputy Caitlin Reising "was shot dead during a traffic stop in St. Croix, Wisconsin on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Reising was on the phone to investigate a report of a drunk driver."

Leising, "a former Pennington County Sheriff's deputy, left for Wisconsin in 2022. The 29-year-old served with the Pennington County Sheriff's Office from February 2020 to January 2022. For the past five years, PCSO Leising has been the City's Hill Contract Agent," the department wrote.

The press release continued: "Mueller drew attention to the potential dangers of each traffic stop: "We are grateful to the men and women who serve them and risk their lives every day. Our hearts are broken at the loss of this brave lieutenant. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kaitlyn's family at this difficult time. "

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