Marshall police search for man who escaped from custody
Marshall police issued a press release Thursday morning, Aug. 27, regarding the escape of a man arrested Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Early Wednesday evening, the release states, police received a report that Albert J. Johnson, 38, who was wanted in connection with a previous domestic assault, was seen in the area of Pinewood Circle.
Officers went to that location and arrested Johnson, who was found to be in possession of a stolen handgun, according to the release.
Johnson was transported to the Marshall Police Department for booking. During that process, "Johnson escaped custody by running out" through an open door, reads the release.
Johnson was last seen running north near ConAgra Foods.
Marshall officers, with help from Saline County Sheriff's deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers, searched for Johnson but were unable to find him.
The release describes Johnson as standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 193 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, silver basketball shorts and tennis shoes.
"He has known to be violent in the past," states the release.
Marshall Assistant Chief of Police David Roscher said he has heard of rumors that Johnson has been involved in a murder, but said, "We have no indication that he's ever been involved in a murder."
Anyone with information on Johnson's whereabouts is asked to contact MPD at 660-886-7411.