Alabama Shakes drummer charged with torture/willful abuse of child, violating protection order

Steven William Johnson

He has an arraignment hearing April 7.

Posted: Mar 26, 2021 5:05 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2021 11:59 AM

Steven William Johnson, 35, was arrested Wednesday and charged with torture/willful abuse of a child and violation of a domestic violence protection order, according to the Limestone County Sheriff's Office.

Johnson, drummer for Athens-based rock band Alabama Shakes, is being held in the Limestone County Detention Center on a $21,500 bond.

According to court documents, Johnson was arrested after a grand jury indictment.

He has an arraignment hearing April 7.

In March of 2020, he pleaded guilty to violating a different domestic violence protection order in Limestone County.

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