Madison man accused of making threats against business owners released from jail

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MADISON, Wis. — A Madison man facing extortion-related charges was ordered released from jail by a federal judge Thursday.

A criminal complaint alleges that Devonere Johnson attempted to obtain money and property at a downtown Madison business through the use of force, violence and fear. His arrest led to protests in downtown Madison over the summer.

Johnson must abide by a series of conditions, including staying at home at all times and GPS monitoring.