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Dubuque man arrested in connection to vehicle theft
Timmy Johnson was arrested in connection with a vehicle that was stolen from Darlington on Feb. 24.

A Dubuque man has been arrested as a suspect in the theft of a motor vehicle from the Super 8 hotel in Darlington, according to the Darlington Police Department.

Timmy L. Johnson, 25, of Dubuque, Iowa, was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6.30 p.m. in Platteville on suspicion of stealing a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country van that was taken from the parking lot of Super 8 in Darlington on Monday evening, Feb. 24, said a press release from Darlington Police Chief Jason King.

Johnson was transported back to Darlington after his arrest and is currently jailed at the Lafayette County Jail. At the time of the arrest Johnson was not in possession of the stolen van and refused to reveal its location, said the press release.

On Thursday, Feb. 27 at 11:15 a.m. the Darlington Police Department was notified that the stolen van had been found abandoned in a loading dock at a Platteville business, explained King. The van has since been returned to its rightful owner.

Johnson is facing charges of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and criminal damage to property and also faces charges of bail jumping, as he was out of jail on bail for having allegedly stolen a vehicle out of the city of Platteville last fall, said the press release.

The city of Platteville Police Department assisted with the case.