Tyler R. Johnson

Man accused of groping employee at Walmart

Published Jan 11, 2017 at 4:00pm

A 22-year-old man is accused of groping several female employees at Walmart on Rome-Taberg Road.

Sheriff’s deputies said Tyler R. Johnson, of Golly Road, Lee, approached a female employee from behind at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and grabbed intimate parts of her body. According to store management, Johnson was already known because he had been doing the same thing to other female employees for the past few weeks.

Store officials found Johnson’s license plate number and he was taken into custody at his residence a short time later.

Johnson is charged with one count of forcible touching, a misdemeanor, authorities said.

He is scheduled to appear in City Court.

Deputies said the investigation is continuing and more charges are possible.