Johnson Sentenced In Felony Case

Posted on 08 January 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—A man, wounded by Boone Police officers during a shooting incident in March 2012, has now been sentenced to an additional five years in prison for Assault on a Peace Officer Displaying a Dangerous Weapon.  Brian Lee Johnson was one of two men confronted by a Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy and Boone Police Officers late in the evening of March 24, 2012 at 827 South Division Street in Boone.  According to the information, Johnson ran from the residence and was pursued on foot by two Boone Police Officers.  Officers attempted to stop Johnson with the use of a Taser, but it proved ineffective.  During the pursuit, Johnson turned and pointed a handgun at Boone Police Officers John Wiebold and Korie Barber.  Both officers fired multiple rounds and did strike Johnson.  Johnson was hospitalized and was eventually charged in connection with the incident.

Boone County Attorney Daniel Kolacia released a statement Wednesday, saying that Johnson had entered an Alford Plea in the case and was convicted of the charged crime of Assault on a Peace Officer Displaying a Dangerous Weapon, a Class D Felony.  Kolacia says an Alford Plea is an admission to the court that there is strong evidence of guilt.  The Boone County Attorney’s Office recommended a prison sentence of 5 years to run concurrent with a 10 year Federal prison sentence for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  The court did impose the 5 year sentence, concurrent with the other sentence.

Johnson will be transported to the Iowa Department of Corrections.

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