Seattle Crime Show Helps Nab Criminals

By Andrew Gauthier 

Seattle P-I

Dion Earl Johnson was described as any woman’s worst nightmare, a violent man who continued a pattern of violating domestic-violence protection orders.

About an hour after he was featured on “Washington’s Most Wanted,” a locally produced show aired on Fox television stations throughout Washington and in Portland, police said he called the mother of his two children.


“Why was I on TV?” he allegedly asked the woman, whom police believe had been assaulted by Johnson despite a protection order. “My family is really going to be mad now that I was on TV.”

Seattle police obtained a search warrant for Johnson’s cell phone and the Pacific Northwest Task Force said they found him hiding in a Renton apartment.

Johnson is now facing charges for violating a domestic violence court order and harassment, both felonies, and for tampering with witnesses — including one for the alleged incident following the “Washington’s Most Wanted” episode. More…