Former law enforcement officer, candidate indicted for assault | New


A man who recently ran for the District 2 congressional seat vacated by Markwayne Mullin was arrested last week for assault and battery.

On October 8, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputy Blake Lyons was ordered to a residence on Stick Ross Circle and Coffee Hollow Road following a domestic incident report.

“When I arrived, I observed [the victim] approaching the main gate of the property. Shortly after, a young man ran out of the house crying,” Lyons wrote in his sheriff’s report.

The boy appeared unhurt, but the woman told Lyons she was assaulted by Clint Johnson when he slapped her.

“[I] observed a reddened mark on [her] cheek/face, as well as a red line/streak starting from the top of [her] neck measuring to the top of her breast area,” Lyons said.

Lyons learned that Johnson was waving a large knife while screaming when the assault happened.

Johnson was arrested for domestic assault and domestic assault in the presence of a minor. He was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Johnson, a former law enforcement officer, ran for sheriff in the 2016 primaries against former sheriff Norman Fisher. He received 17% of the vote, while Fisher sealed his place on the general election ballot.


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