Alleged Fleet Farm shoplifter arrested on warrants, gun charges

(ABC 6 News) – A man arrested for allegedly shoplifting at Rochester’s Fleet Farm faces 10 outstanding traffic charges, as well as firearm charges, according to Rochester police.

Capt. Casey Moilanen with the Rochester Police Department said officers responded to the store just before noon after security apprehended 25-year-old Logan Johnson, who had multiple outstanding traffic warrants in Olmsted and Goodhue Counties.

Moilanen said after Johnson was arrested and taken to the Adult Detention Center on the warrants and misdemeanor theft charge, a Fleet Farm employee told one officer they had a backpack that belonged to Johnson.

The officer took the bag to the ADC, where a search allegedly uncovered a 9 mm pistol.

Moilanen said as Johnson had no permit and is not legally allowed to possess a handgun, he faces further charges of felon in possession of a firearm and carrying a weapon without a permit.