Warning: This article contains descriptions of child and domestic abuse.
Earlier this week, Alabama Shakes drummer Steven William Johnson was arrested on several child abuse charges in Limestone County, Alabama.
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According to WHNT, Johnson is being held at Limestone County Jail after being indicted by a Limestone Grand Jury on counts of “willful torture, willful abuse, and cruelly beating or otherwise willfully maltreating a child under the age of 18.”
In March of last year, Johnson pled guilty to violating a protection of abuse order back in 2019. This violation was of an abuse order filed by Johnson’s ex-wife, who accused the drummer of threatening and harassing her, breaking into her home, and “choking, injuring and stalking her,” according to AL.com.
Currently, his bond is set at $21,500 and he has an arraignment scheduled for April 7th.
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