Former multimillionaire Jeremy Johnson spent several hours in jail Sunday after Hurricane police learned of a warrant for his arrest.
“We got a call from a citizen saying he was driving a car that wasn’t his,” Hurricane Public Information Officer Nancy Perkins told SUN News. “After the stop, we found he had permission to drive the car, but our routine background check found an outstanding warrant for his arrest out of Nevada.”
35-year-old Johnson was then booked into Washington County Purgatory with a cash-only bail of $112,150.
The warrant, originating from Clark County, was a total of six bounced checks Johnson had written for cash or gaming chips at the Wynn hotel and casino, according to Clark County District Attorneys.
According to the Deseret News, Johnson responded to the incident saying, “There was plenty of money to cover all the checks written on the accounts. The government decided to bounce them not me. They are very angry with me at the moment so this is their retaliation. They badly want me back in jail where I can’t defend myself in the case.”
Johnson was bailed out of jail later Sunday night.