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Chicago homicide suspect arrested in Iowa City

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Early on Monday, the Chicago Illinois Police Department notified the Iowa City Police Department about an active homicide warrant for a man who could be in the Iowa City area.

Charles L. Johnson's warrant was issued on Nov. 11. Chicago Police say he was known to have acquaintances in and frequently visit Iowa City.

Iowa City Police arrested Johnson on Monday night just before 11 p.m. Police in Chicago verified that they man arrested was in fact Johnson; he was taken to the Johnson County Jail and will stay there until he's extradited to Cook County, Illinois.

Aside from the homicide warrant, Johnson was also charged with marijuana possession.

This is the second homicide suspect arrested by the Iowa City Police Department in the last two weeks. In late December, police arrested Lorenzo Jones for a separate homicide warrant out of Chicago.

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, the Sixth Judicial District Department of Corrections, and the U.S. Marshalls Service Fugitive Task Force all assisted the Iowa City Police Department in Johnson's arrest.

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