Bond was set at $500,000 Wednesday for a Plainfield man accused of trying to steal a woman’s car — and kidnap her in the process.
Erin Johnson, 19, of 16491 Plainsman Circle is charged with kidnapping, aggravated vehicular hijacking, armed robbery, aggravated battery and aggravated assault.
Police said Johnson was looking to steal a car when he approached a woman as she was getting into her vehicle during the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 13 and attempted to force her into the passenger seat.
During a court appearance Wednesday afternoon, Johnson’s bond was set at $500,000, according to Will County jail records.
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Plainfield Sgt. Mike Fisher said Johnson was armed with a knife when he attacked the victim, who sustained minor injuries. When she fought back, the commotion drew the attention of a neighbor, who intervened, causing Johnson to flee, police said.
Johnson was arrested early Tuesday morning after what police called an “extensive manhunt,” complete with two K-9 units.
After being interviewed at the Plainfield Police Department, Johnson was booked into the Will County jail, where he remained Wednesday night in lieu of $50,000 bail, or 10 percent of his bond.
The hijacking and kidnapping charges aren’t Johnson’s only legal problems. According to Fisher, the teen is well known to police.
Will County court records show that Johnson pleaded guilty Oct. 4 on burglary charges and was released that same day after posting $12,000 bond. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 5.
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