Skooter reporting 06/26/12
Police officers believe they might have let down abduction or attack after a rape suspect with a disguise and a roll of duct tape in his car was under arrest Friday for supposedly following a woman who had a protection order against him.
The 26-year-old woman drove along SR-512 near the Puyallup Fairgrounds as she called 911 telling dispatchers that a man in a black BMW was tailing her, said Trooper Guy Gill with the Washington State Patrol. The woman said she was "afraid to pull over" as when she changed lanes, the man continued to tail her.
She drove on down to SR-410 as the BMW go after and troopers moved into place. Once she passed the Sumner-Buckley Highway, a trooper issued an alarm to the BMW and pulled in behind, at this moment the BMW made a sudden turn into a store parking lot, Gill said.
The trooper pulled the BMW over and asked the driver where he was going. The driver said he was going to "meet a friend" at a restaurant, but when he was asked for the name of the friend, the driver said he didn't know, Gill said.
The driver was identified as Aaron M. Johnson, 28, of Lakewood and troopers discovered the victim had a protection order against him due to a domestic violence incident in May. Previously Johnson was arrested on several felony cases, including burglary, abduction, rape and harassment, Gill said. However, Johnson had posted bail and was freed on May 29.
As of now, Johnson was jailed Friday for violating the protection order at the Pierce County Jail. A woman’s wig, an oversized pair of sunglasses, a pair of black gloves, and a roll of duct tape were found inside the BMW.
Gill said that one thing for sure the young lady is safe and sound with Johnson behind bars.