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Jul 23, 2014 6:49 PM

U.S. Marshals Find Man Wanted for Hit and Run

CORPUS CHRISTI - Authorities in Corpus Christi captured a man wanted for a near fatal hit and run that happened earlier this year in Illinois.

The Gulf Coast Fugitive and Violent Offenders Task Force found 22-year old Jorden Johnson at a public housing complex on Rojo Street.

According to saukvalley.com, Johnson is one of three people facing charges for leaving a man lying in the street after he was hit by a car on April 2nd in Whitside County, Illinois.

The victim was seriously injured, but is making a slow recovery.

Johnson was wanted for attempted homicide, and for violating his parole on an aggravated battery conviction.

Corpus Christi police did not detail what connection he has to the Coastal Bend.

U.S. Marshal Supervisory Agent In Charge Carlos Alvarado said the task force developed a lead on Johnson with the help of their counterparts in Illinois and found him at the La Armada housing complex.

Alvarado said Johnson is a member of the Latin Kings gang.

He added that fugitives like him, "will not be allowed to use Corpus Christi as a place to hide, because we will catch them and lock them up."

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