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MDOC Searching For Prisoner Released From Oakland County Jail

Aug. 25, 2016


Contact: Chris Gautz, Public Information Officer (517) 241-0363




MDOC Searching For Prisoner Released From Oakland County Jail

The search is ongoing for prisoner Johnny Rodgers after he was mistakenly released by Oakland County Jail officials on Aug. 24.

At 6:03 p.m. prisoner Rodgers (MDOC #968212) was released in error from the Oakland County Jail. Rodgers was in the custody of Oakland County while on a writ for a court appearance. Following the court appearance, he should have been returned to MDOC custody, but was instead released from the jail.

The Department of Corrections, Michigan State Police and the U.S. Marshals Service are working in conjunction to apprehend the prisoner.

Rodgers, 25, is serving a seven to 15 year sentence for assault with intent to commit murder, armed robbery and felony firearms out of Wayne committed in 2014. The prisoner’s earliest release date is 7/29/2024.

Rodgers should be considered dangerous and should not be approached, should he be spotted. If you see Rodgers, call 911 or the Michigan State Police at 1-855-MICH-TIP (1-855-642-4847) immediately.

We encourage you to share this information on social media with your family and friends to help spread the word. Please follow the @MichiganDOC on Twitter and on Facebook, at for information, including a photo of the prisoner that can be shared.

Timely updates on the search process will also be shared on these social media sites.

For up-to-the-minute information, text MDOC to 888777, to sign up for our Nixle notification service. Any updates will be immediately shared there.