BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office said a man allegedly possessed narcotics while being arrested on a warrant for rape.

The arrest of 52-year-old Batavia resident Ronnie Johnson took place on Thursday evening around 6:30. The Sheriff’s Office said at the time, he allegedly had drugs he intended to sell in his possession.

Johnson faces the following charges:

  • rape
  • unlawful imprisonment
  • menacing
  • criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation
  • criminal possession of a controlled substance (third and fourth degree)

After he was arraigned in Batavia Town Court, Johnson was held without bail. He’s scheduled to return to court on Nov. 15.

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