A 29-year-old predatory offender dragged a woman from her Minneapolis front porch nearly a quarter-mile to a church parking lot and raped her, according to charges in the latest of several violent allegations against the man dating back to his mid-teens.
Tyree Terrell Johnson, of Crystal, was charged Friday in Hennepin County District Court with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the assault on June 24 that sent her to the hospital with facial injuries. Johnson was arrested Thursday and has a court appearance scheduled for Monday afternoon.
At the time of the alleged rape, Johnson was under intensive court-supervised release and registered with the state as a predatory offender following his conviction in Hennepin County adult court for a rape when he was 15 years old. He was sentenced to a nearly 16-year term, a length above state guidelines and served more than 10 years in prison.
In December 2018, Johnson was charged with murder in the shooting that October of 54-year-old Darren P. Watkins in a north Minneapolis alley. However, Johnson was acquitted in July 2019 of second-degree murder and two related misdemeanor counts.
In December 2019, Johnson was accused of domestic assault by strangulation. He was charged with a felony and two misdemeanor counts. He was acquitted in April of the felony but found guilty of misdemeanor domestic assault.