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Man to finish sentence in prison after assault
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jan 30, 2014 | 1567 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A domestic dispute resulted in the revocation of a Jones County man’s probation, which means he will be serving the remainder of his sentence in prison.

Travis Johnson had a hearing in Jones County Superior Court Jan. 15, and, at its conclusion, Superior Court Judge James Cline found that the state had proven probable cause to revoke Johnson’s probation.

The petition for the defendant’s revocation of probation was dated Dec. 16, 2013, for the new charge of aggravated assault and testing positive for cocaine and marijuana.

Johnson is on probation for two cases, possession of cocaine with an end date of June 21, 2014, and obstruction of law enforcement April 23, 2016.

Assistant District Attorney Wright Barksdale told the court in his opening remarks at the hearing that Johnson committed the new offense of aggravated assault Dec. 12, 2013.

The sole witness at the hearing was Deputy Joel McCullough. He stated that he responded to the residence on Thurman Lane twice within a 10-minute period Dec. 12, 2013. He said the first time the Johnsons denied having placed a 911 call. The second time he was met by a lady on the porch who urged him to get inside the house quickly.

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