Missing man is one of Dakota County’s ‘most wanted’

A man reported missing to Lakeville police is listed as one of Dakota County’s “most wanted,” according to the Dakota County Sheriff’s website.

David Elvis Johnson

David Elvis Johnson, 40, has three felony warrants out for his arrest, one for domestic assault, another for violating a no-contact order, both felonies. The third is a gross misdemeanor charge for driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety.

Lakeville Police Chief Deputy John Kornmann said despite the warrants, their primary motive is to know Johnson is all right.

Kornmann said they have received some information that Johnson has moved to another area, but they are still uncertain of his well-being.

“Rumors are that he may be living somewhere else,” Kornmann said.

He said the search is in response to a call from people concerned about Johnson’s welfare and that is their primary concern.

“This is not a ploy or a trick,” Kornmann said.

Lakeville police posted Johnson’s photo and description on its Facebook page July 21 announcing Johnson was missing and asking the public to call if anyone has seen him.

It stated family and friends have not seen Johnson since early May and described his apartment as “abandoned.” It also stated Johnson left behind his vehicle.

“Authorities are concerned for David’s welfare as he had a number of significant events occur over a short period of time and he also has health issues,” the police post states.

According to Dakota County criminal complaints, Johnson has a long history of convictions for charges that include felony domestic assault, inflicts/attempts to inflict bodily harm,  drug possession and DWI.

His criminal record notes he previously plead guilty to other offenses that include theft, hit-and-run.

Lakeville police are still asking anyone who has seen Johnson or knows his whereabouts to call 651-322-2323 or dial 911.

Johnson is described as 5’09”, 165 pounds and bald with blue eyes.  He has tattoos on both arms, his stomach, his back and fingers.