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GRPD searching for parole absconder

A mug shot of Kelly Johnson.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids police are searching for a man who absconded from parole.

Kelly Johnson, 41, is believed to be on the city’s west side in the area of Alpine Avenue and Leonard Street.

Police say he is about 5-foot-10 and weighs 205 pounds, and has scars on his forehead and both arms. Johnson also has a zodiac symbol tattooed on his left hand.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Grand Rapids police at 616-456-3400, Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 and the Michigan Department of Corrections at 844-362-8477.

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5 comments

  • lml25

    West side again–which is not really the “West side ” anymore,it’s the Hall and Division street area steadily being transplanted by Bliss. When they find him,it should be a pretty dramatic event–similar to Philly tonight?There’s always a standoff it seems.

  • lml25

    Grand Rapids police responded to reports of shots fired on the city’s West Side Thursday night.

    It happened on Alpine Avenue and 5th Street, north of Stocking Avenue. That’s near the Holiday bar.

    Police didn’t provide a statement, but neighbors told (another channel) they heard four shots.
    Absconder,is that you?
    Thank you mayor Bliss.

      • lml25

        The reward is the good feeling you’ll get,knowing you helped remove one more thug off the streets of the West side.That would leave about 500 more to go in that area(Seward to Stocking,Alpine from Stocking to Leonard,approximately)–and then you might not have gunshots occurring at all hours of the day there.

    • WSFL

      No were not lucky enough for that to have been him sadly… He is a pos who absolutely deserves to go right back where he’s going, he should have never been let out to begin with he is far from a productive member of society…and i hope once they do get this low life bastard, the poor women he has brainwashed will be able to overcome the women he has turned them into…Rot in hell woman beater!!

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