Arrest made 06-04-14

June 6, 2014 Posted by Shawn Justice

*Press Release-The information listed will not reflect the disposition of any arrest, report, or citation. Obviously anyone cited or arrested will be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law*

On June 4, 2014, a complaint was received by the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office that a female victim had been allegedly assault and held against her will at knife point. Brian Johnston, age 47 of Ray, was arrested after Deputies received information of the alleged assault and kidnapping. Victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, was able to get away after being held for a long amount of time and came to the Sheriff’s Office. Sgt William Bowden and Deputy Josh Nickell investigated the incident. After a previous incident with Johnston, Deputies decided to us the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team to make the arrest. The SRT is made up of members from the Sheriff’s Office and McArthur Police Department. When arriving at the residence, SRT members found the front door open and Johnston asleep in a chair. Johnston was arrested without incident. The case has been forwarded to the Vinton County Prosecuting Attorney for review.

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