Man Who Threatened To Kill Employees At Copperopolis Umpqua Bank Has Been Captured

Man Who Threatened To Kill Employees At Copperopolis Umpqua Bank Has Been Captured

A Sonora man who threatened to kill employees of the Copperopolis Umpqua Bank has been captured and taken into custody.  According to Calaveras County Sheriff’s office, around 12:30 Thursday afternoon, an employee of the Bank called the sheriff’s dispatch center to report that, 62-year-old Steven Johnson, while talking with bank personnel began making death threats against them.  By the time deputies arrived, Johnson had already fled the scene.  Deputies continued their searched for the suspect and alerted Tuolumne County Sheriff’s officials, who were able to locate and arrest Johnson Thursday night at his residence.  Johnson was turned over to Calaveras County officials and subsequently booked into the Calaveras County Jail on a felony charge of making criminal threats with an intent to terrorize, Johnson’s bail was set at $50,000 bail.

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