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CAMP DOUGLAS—A Camp Douglas man faces more criminal charges after police say he harassed and made threats of violence towards individuals.

Patrick Johnson, 53, is charged with two counts of felony bail jumping, two counts of telephone harassment and two counts of computer message-threaten injury or harm.

According to the criminal complaint:

A Juneau County Deputy was dispatched June 25 after receiving a report of an individual receiving threatening text messages in the town of Orange.

Upon making contact with the victim, an adult female, the deputy learned the messages were sent from Johnson’s phone number. In the text messages, Johnson stated an intent to harm random individuals at a nearby business.

“I’m not going to prison for a year or two or three ... the next time I go to prison it’s for life innocent people are about to pay,” Johnson said in the text messages.

The victim told the deputy she believed Johnson to be in the Beloit area but was unsure. She stated she was concerned over what Johnson might do, as he was recently released after a battery and OWI incident involving an individual close to her.

The individual involved with the previous incident, a 40-year-old female, arrived at the residence a short time later. The female stating she received concerning text messages from Johnson as well as a voicemail. She said Johnson went to her home to pick up some belongings and his car but blamed her because his car was not functioning properly.

The female expressed frustration at the fact Johnson was able to get out of jail on a cash bond after being arrested.

The deputy was informed Johnson has access to firearms. The female stated she learned from one of Johnson’s family members he kept a list of law enforcement officers who held him down and drew his blood pursuant to a warrant.

Nearby law enforcement agencies were notified of Johnson’s threats and potential whereabouts by the Juneau County Sheriff’s Department.

Johnson is currently in the Juneau County Jail.


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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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