‘Stop Cop City’ BLM Leader Arrested In Violent Hit-And-Run Involving Stolen Vehicle; Several Injured

Two fans talk above a "MLB BLM" Black Lives Matter sign at T-Mobile Park during a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, July 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • A prominent activist with the anti-police extremist group “Stop Cop City” was arrested and charged last week in Georgia after he allegedly stole a vehicle, crashed into other vehicles, then ran from the scene, according to authorities.

    Matthew V. Johnson, 33, of Atlanta, Georgia has been charged with theft by taking, reckless driving, and hit-and-run, jail records show.

    Johnson is accused of stealing a Mercedes-Benz from Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers on Sept. 29. He then went on a rampage and crashed the stolen vehicle into multiple vehicles before running from the scene. Police were able to catch up to Johnson and took him into custody, according to WSB-TV.