Escaped Prisoner

Date: August 24, 2016

Location: On Campus / Off campus / Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac


Department of Public Safety has been able to confirm a news report that a potentially dangerous felon by the name of Johnny Rodgers, a 25 year old black male, was mistakenly released from custody in Pontiac, Michigan.  The report alleged Rodgers was released after a brief court appearance on Wednesday August 24, 2016 approximately 6:00 PM.

It is stated that Rodgers is considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.  He is reported to have been in the area of 7 Mile and Livernois on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 9 pm and was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and Timberland Boots. 

Anyone with information on Rogers’ whereabouts is urged to call 911 and Public Safety at 313.993.1123. 

DPS will continue to provide the community with security and safety information through safety notices and updates on the DPS web site.   

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