Fictitious info lands man more charges

Published 8:53 pm Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Johnny Lee Cunningham Jr.

Johnny Lee Cunningham Jr.


On March 21, 2014, at approximately 10:28 p.m., Deputy Zach Martin with the Beaufort

County Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle stop on North Fifth Street in Aurora. Chief Mike Harmon of the Aurora Police Department assisted with the stop. The driver of the vehicle was identified and cited for driving while license revoked, fictitious registration plate, and transporting an open container of alcoholic beverage. The passenger was also charged with transporting an open container. The passenger did not have an I.D. and verbally provided a name.

On March 31, deputies arrested Johnny Cunningham Jr. in Aurora with the assistance of the Aurora Police Department. Harmon recognized Cunningham as the passenger of the vehicle stopped on March 21. Harmon recalled that the passenger gave a different name on the night of the stop and was charged with the misdemeanor open container violation under the false name.

As a result, Deputy Zach Martin applied for and obtained warrants charging Johnny Lee Cunningham Jr., age 28, of Tuten Road, Aurora, with identity theft, resisting a public

officer, fictitious information to an officer, and transporting an open container of

alcoholic beverage. Cunningham was served with the warrants while being held in the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail on unrelated charges. He was released after posting a $1,000 secured bond for the Beaufort County charges.