Missing 5 Year Old Johnnathen Eldon Johnson Found Injured, but Alive After Father Jeremiah Johnson Has High Speed Crash into Police Car at 130 MPH in Iowa
The bizarre and miraculous turn of events in the case of missing 5 year old Johnnathen Eldon Johnson.
A 5 year old boy was found injured in a vehicle following a high speed chase with police in Iowa. 33 year old Jeremiah Johnson led officers on a high speed chase early Friday that began in Clive when an officer tried to pull him over. It ended in Indianola when the car Johnson was driving slammed into a parked, unoccupied police cruiser at an estimated 130 mph. Miraculously, 5 ear old Johnnathen Eldon Johnson survived the crash. But that is hardly the end of the story. Johnnathen Eldon Johnson had been reported missing by his mother April Lozano in November 2012. Johnson had been involved in a lengthy custody battled over the boy, was pronounced dead at the scene. The boy was found injured behind the driver’s seat under a pile of clothes, but alive.
Authorities say a 5-year-old boy injured in a crash following a high-speed chase had been reported missing by his mother.
Police say 33-year-old Jeremiah Johnson led officers on a high-speed chase early Friday that began in Clive when an officer tried to pull him over.
The Iowa State Patrol took over and followed the car into Indianola. The Des Moines Register says it was there that the car slammed into a parked, unoccupied police cruiser at an estimated 130 mph.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. The boy was found on the back seat floor and taken to a hospital in critical condition.
MIRACLE: AMAZING HIGH SPEED CAR CRASH AT 130 MPH … 5 YEAR OLD MISSING JOHNNATHEN ELDON JOHNSON SURVIVED
Johnnathen Eldon Johnson has been reported missing on November 5, 2012 when his mother April Lozano who filed a missing persons report with Des Moines police, and told detectives Jeremiah Johnson was possibly suicidal and possibly homicidal toward Johnnathen. April Lozano has been given full custody of the child in July after a long and bitter custody dispute. Lozano’s depiction of Jeremiah Johnson being suicidal and possibly homicidal toward Johnnathen seemed to be a premonition.
Johnson had been involved in a custody dispute over Johnnathen with the child’s mother, April Lozano, for several months and was wanted for fleeing from police last month in Georgia.
Lozano had been given full custody of Johnnathen in July, but Johnson never gave her the child, said Sgt. Jason Halifax, a Des Moines police spokesman.
On Nov. 5, Lozano filed a missing persons report with Des Moines police, and told detectives Johnson was possibly suicidal and possibly homicidal toward Johnnathen, Halifax said.
The custody fight was a civil matter, not a criminal issue, so until Johnson ran from police last month, he would not have been arrested for having the child, Halifax said.