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January 4, 2018


LOUISA, KY. -- David Bryan Johnson, 40, of Louisa, was arrested on December 29, 2017, at 10:44 A.M., by Chief Greg Fugitt of the Louisa Police Department, and was charged with: NON PAYMENT OF FINES, FAILURE TO APPEAR.

But the action began after the arrest for the initial charges that were just bench warrants and misdemeanor charges, when jail transport officers noticed that Johnson was clearly under the influence and his behavior was erratic. 

On Route 23 near Lowmansville, Johnson begin to kick the windows and the door wildly, due to the substance and was clearly irrational, officers said.

Lawrence Co. Jailer Roger Lee Jordan called Sheriff's Deputy Mark Wheeler for backup because Wheeler had been present at the time of the arrest and was the closest to the transport car. Wheeler got behind the transport car at the Meade's Branch area.

TRANSPORT VEHICLE DAMAGED : THIS WINDOW WAS SMASHED AND ONE OF ITS BARS REMOVED WHEN JOHNSON 'WENT WILD' ON THE WAY TO JAIL EARLIER THIS WEEK.TRANSPORT VEHICLE DAMAGED : THIS WINDOW WAS SMASHED AND ONE OF ITS BARS REMOVED WHEN JOHNSON 'WENT WILD' ON THE WAY TO JAIL EARLIER THIS WEEK.Above the Lomansville Fire Department, Johnson finally got one of the bars off and used it as a weapon to bust the window out. Jailer Jordan advised Deputy Bill Hall that he had busted the window and that he needed to stop the car.

Jordan then called the BSRDC to send their van because it is equipped with a security package.

As they were in route, officer Steve Wilburn and Chief Fugitt (who initially made the arrests) heard the call on the radio and also came to assist, followed by Dep. Chuck Jackson.

Johnson was then put in the BSRDC van and transported on to jail.

"I appreciate all of those who came to assist," Jailer Jordan said. "When an incident like this happens, there is obviously a better chance of a good outcome with numbers. Those guys didn't hesitate to come and because of that, no one was hurt."

Johnson ended up with several extra charges due to the incident, 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment, 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest and Attempted Escape and Criminal Mischief, 1st degree.



+5 #13 Sonya 2018-01-10 17:36
Actually you have no ideal what's going on with him Christina, for your information he has been doing good for months and he was even making arrangements with addiction recovery before he relapse, me and my family are going to do everything on our power to help him , we love him and he is a great step dad and Papaw. This is know different then a acholic falling off the wagon and not remembering what they did. I'm positive he is not the only prisoner in Lawrence County that has ever gave law enforcement problems while been transported, but yet he is singled out and bashed all over social media, that's pitiful Lawrence County I thought we was trying to help addicts here not bash them.
0 #12 Christina 2018-01-09 23:00
It's about time
0 #11 Christina 2018-01-09 22:59
He's had every chance to straighten up he doesn't want help until he gets his ass busted it's about time they do something about him.
0 #10 Really 2018-01-08 13:49
Cant fix stupid.
+5 #9 Chad Johnson 2018-01-08 05:47
If they would get all of those meth dealers and Ice dealers in town and worry about that type of [censored] rather than a petty ass fine they wouldn't have to worry about someone being under the influence if they would do and take care of something bigger that has become a epidemic in that town it really needs took care of you wouldn't have that problem out of Brian, they just arrested people and don't try to get them any help you know when it's clearly scene in their eyes that they need help
+1 #8 Who 2018-01-07 01:21
Who is holding him down and making him take drugs. Get real. Wake up !
+10 #7 Parcilla 2018-01-06 17:35
This is false show me proof that he had stolen off someone in the past 4 years . It's one thing saying the truth that he is a addict but saying he is a thief is not fair. He clearly needs some long time treatment but let's not add to it. This is the second time he has kicked out a transporters window trying to escape because he was messed up on
"Meth" ... he would of not hurt anyone sober this is the aftermath results of not getting the dealers that keep giving him the Meth . Why not get him the help he needs and get the dealers who keep contributing to his problem !!
+1 #6 Taxes 2018-01-06 00:36
Lets spend thousands on this fine young man so he can continue this behavior forever.
+6 #5 Big Bertha 2018-01-05 19:50
The cops do their part. The prosecutors/jud ges need to step up and work these criminals over.
+7 #4 Shawna Marcum 2018-01-05 06:23
So glad that Roger Jordan and Bill Hall are okay
+5 #3 Rosie 2018-01-05 04:13
David Bryan Johnson has been arrested many times and served a few days here and there and turns loose. He has robbed half of the people in Lawrence and surrounding counties. He ihas spent his life under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Not long ago he was charged with being a persistant felon and now has been arrested again. How many more innocent people that have worked hard for what they have is Bryan going to steal from?
+8 #2 Lois 2018-01-05 00:33
Great job Roger Lee.
+6 #1 Missy 2018-01-05 00:17
Roger Lee is the best in this town. Glad noone got hurt.

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