GENESEO — A Mount Morris man, wanted on a bench warrant, was arrested on several felony charges after Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the Livingston County Jail discovered fraudulent DMV documents upon booking a subject into the facility.
According to a report from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Erik K. Johnson, 50, was brought into the Livingston County Jail by another police agency on June 20 to be held for arraignment on an outstanding bench warrant issued by the Town of Avon Court. Deputies discovered that Johnson was in possession of several items that they suspected to be forged items from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Sheriff’s Investigator Brad Schneider was called to the jail to investigate what appeared to be two fraudulent license plates, fraudulent inspection stickers, and a device used to make fraudulent inspection stickers. The Sheriff’s Office worked with Investigators from the Department of Motor Vehicles to confirm that the items were in fact fake and were not issued legally by the DMV.
Johnson was previously arrested in 2015 for DWI after he was allegedly found passed out in the middle of the road behind the wheel of his car running car.
On June 26, Erik Johnson was arrested and charged by Sheriff’s Investigator Dan Rittenhouse with three counts of felony Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd degree and felony Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device.
Johnson was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part at the Livingston County Jail (LCCAP) before Nunda Town Justice James Mann. The Judge did remand Johnson to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.