William Johnson sentenced for shooting and kidnapping ex-girlfriend

Dewayne RichardsonBreaking News, Mississippi Delta DA 4th District

Greenville, MS – In Greenville, William Lonnie Johnson, 43, yoa, pled guilty to Kidnapping and Burglary of a Dwelling in Washington County Circuit Court, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Johnson was scheduled for trial tomorrow but he opted to plead guilty and not exercise his right to a trial.

William Lonnie Johnson was indicted by the April 2015 Grand Jury for Domestic Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, Burglary of a Dwelling, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. This charge stemmed from the Greenville Police Department arresting him on June 2, 2014, for breaking into the home of his ex-girlfriend and then kidnapping and shooting her in the leg.

Johnson pled guilty to all of the charges in his indictments except the Firearm charge. He was sentenced to a total of 17 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. William Lonnie Johnson will serve the first 12 years of his sentence in prison and the last five years on probation.

Atty. Takiyah Perkins who prosecuted this case added that, “we are thankful for the hard work dedication of the Greenville Police Department. It was only through their efforts that we were able to remove this violent offender from the streets of Greenville.”

Contact: W. Dewayne Richardson
District Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court District | 662-378-2105