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Back to Prison Possibly After Moped Crash

(Michigan City, IN) - A crash on a moped has a Michigan City man facing potential time in prison.


Authorities say 38-year-old Michael Johnson struck a vehicle on a moped in August at Lafayette St. and Barker Ave. in Michigan City.


According to police, Johnson was lying on the ground with his face covered in blood when an officer stopped to assist. A handgun was allegedly recovered from his pocket before he was taken by ambulance to the hospital.


Police said it was illegal for him to have a firearm due to a prior conviction in 2004 for burglary.


According to court records, Johnson served a six-year prison sentence and another four years on probation for the crime. He could face anywhere from a 2 to 12-year sentence on a Level 4 felony charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon.

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