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Corey Johnson flees after fight, found with crack, police say

Published On: Oct 16 2013 12:50:59 PM EDT
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A man who fled from police after a fight outside a bar was found with crack cocaine inside a nearby apartment building, officials said.

Corey J. Johnson had 15 baggies of crack when he was taken into custody around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in an apartment at 716 E. 5th St., Bethlehem, officials said.

Two more baggies with crack were found when Johnson was searched at police headquarters, officials said.


Police began chasing Johnson and Brandon Eanes, after the two were involved in a fight outside the Happy Tap Bar, 601 East 4th St., Bethlehem, officials said.

Eanes later told police the altercation began when he tried to break up a quarrel between Johnson and his sister, who is Johnson's girlfriend, officials noted.

Police located Johnson after seeing Eanes jump several fences and duck into the apartment building at 716 East 5th St., adding that Johnson was found sitting on a bed and Eanes in a second-floor bathroom.

At headquarters, Johnson identified himself as Gregory Scott, and when his real name was determined, police discovered there were arrest warrants for him for a probation violation and retail theft, officials said.

Johnson, 30, of 826 Laufer St., Bethlehem, was arraigned on six charges, including drug possession with intent to deliver, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and  giving false ID to police, and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $50,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 23.