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College student home for holidays mistakenly arrested

College student home for holidays mistakenly arrested

Somewhere in the wide world exists a certain Jawan Johnson, who has a warrant out for his arrest so he can be brought to testify in a Washington burglary case.

There also exists a certain Jawon Johnson — with an "O" — a Baltimorean who is not a witness in a burglary case.

But somewhere in the databanks of a computer tracking police paperwork, the two Johnsons became confused in spite of the differing vowels in their first names. So when a Havre de Grace police officer pulled Jawon Johnson over on Pulaski Highway on Saturday night, he thought he had the wayward witness in hand.

It was a mistake. But due to the quirks of the interstate extradition...

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