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Charles Johnson

Making A Difference: Charles Johnson - ExpertBail Bond Agent - Bail Bondsman - ExpertBail.comFollowing in the footsteps of your father is something that every young man aspires to do. ExpertBail Agent, Charles Johnson, of Johnson's Bonding in Richmond, Virginia, is no different. CJ, as his friends refer to him, grew up in a family-run bail bond office, like so many bail bond businesses are. As a young man, CJ learned from his father that being a bail agent in his community was more than just about getting defendants out of jail and ensuring they show up for trial. It was about making a difference. From local youth sports programs to breast cancer walks, Johnson's Bonding has always been about giving back.

After CJ’s father passed away, he could have easily closed up shop and found his own path. But the reality is that CJ was already on his path and having a pretty good time along the way. To honor his father and his family, CJ committed himself even more to his business and his community. You don’t have to look far around the holidays to find CJ and his family. They are usually out in the neighborhoods passing out Thanksgiving turkeys to those less fortunate families. During Christmas, they are in the projects passing out a truckload of toys to the children. No matter what time of year or what the occasion is, when it involves helping someone who is less fortunate or strengthening the community, CJ is the first one there.

Some follow in the footsteps of others because it is the expectation. Some follow in the footsteps of others out of respect. Others, like CJ, follow because it was who they were meant to be. CJ, we know your father would be extremely proud. We know we are…and to top it, we are even more proud to have you be a Member of the ExpertBail Network.

Professional Biography of

Denny K. Behrend



Denny Behrend is in good company.  He has shared the title of deputy U.S. Marshal with such legendary American figures as Wild Bill Hickok, Bat Masterson, and the three Earp Brothers; Virgil, Morgan, and Wyatt.


While not as celebrated as his illustrious predecessors, the Washington native and former Seattle police officer served the Western District of Washington with distinction and valor for
twenty-seven years, retiring in 2001. 


And, though Denny may not have been famous, some of his cases were; such as that of Christopher Boyce of "The Falcon and the Snowman" fame.  Denny was among the team of federal agents that tracked and arrested prison-escapee Boyce, in Port Angeles, Washington and bank robbers Joseph Dougherty and Terry Lee Connors.  He also escorted serial arsonist Martin Pang from his safe haven in Brazil to Seattle to stand trial for multiple murders. 


But this was all just another day at the office for Denny.  For more than a decade he managed the U.S. Marshal’s, Western District, fugitive apprehension detail with previous assignments in witness protection, bank security, prisoner transfer, and assets forfeiture. 


While Denny’s career in law enforcement was stellar, retirement was something less than what he expected.  “He flunked it,” says his wife, Gayle, co-C.E.O of Lacey OMalley Bail Bonds, the oldest agency in the state (founded 1945).  He is currently Lacey OMalley’s Vice President and Director of Public Relations, regularly demonstrating his knowledge and proficiency in marketing, public relations, and the Federal, State, County, and Municipal court systems. 


His Expert-level knowledge of the criminal justice system is second to none as is his ability to establish productive working arrangements with its diverse community and officials.  He is esteemed by the law enforcement community, the judiciary, and members of the bar.  Following Maurice Clemmons’ mass murder of four Lakewood police officers, it was Denny to whom members of the media turned to for perspective on the bail system that had enabled the killer’s freedom.  A distinct honor, in 2010, Denny was selected to serve as a committee chairperson on Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire’s taskforce to implement bail reform.  Even the accused and the criminals appreciate him for the respect he has provided as a lawman, and continues to provide as a businessman.  It is a belief totally in sync with Lacey OMalley and its core values.  


Denny, a board member of Washington Crime Stoppers, was introduced to Gayle (a former
Miss Tri-Cities) by John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted fame.  Together they are the proud parents of Denny’s four children (from a previous marriage), and energetically work, play, and generally enjoy their world together.  Denny’s life has been, and continues to be, one dedicated to serving others.  That’s a good thing…even if he isn’t Wyatt Earp.