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Corbin man charged with shooting girlfriend multiple times, pleads guilty to assault

A Corbin man, who was charged with the attempted murder of his girlfriend, pleaded guilty Friday to an amended charge of assault. Forty-nine-year-old Michael Dean Johnson, who was arrested on Oct. 26 for allegedly shooting Alexis McMahan five times in the chest and abdomen,...

W’burg mail carrier charged with theft of mail matter

A Williamsburg mail carrier remains behind bars after allegedly stealing mail belonging to several customers on his postal route, including several debit cards and their corresponding PIN numbers, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department. Alexander M. Johnson,...
Posted On 15 Dec 2016

Victim’s girlfriend speaks about Johnson murder

Following the release of the 911 tapes, the girlfriend of the Lily man allegedly beat to death by his twin brother in April agreed to speak about what she heard and saw when she arrived at the trailer on Robinson Creek Road that day. Ashley Rayburn, who had been in a relationship...

EXTRA CONTENT: Johnson distraught speaking to 911 about dead brother

Recordings of the 911 call to Laurel dispatch, in which 30-year-old Antonio Johnson reports the death of his brother on April 5, indicates that he was in the room where Anthony Johnson was found dead for at least 10 minutes before coming out and calling 911. (Hear the 911...

Death penalty not option in murder case

A Corbin man indicted Friday in Laurel County for allegedly beating his twin brother to death with a hammer will not face the death penalty. A grand jury indicted 30-year-old Antonio T. Johnson on one count of murder. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please...

UPDATED: Man found dead at Lily residence; twin brother charged with murder; cause of death was multiple blows to the head with a hammer

Update: Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said Thursday that¬†Anthony Johnson was struck multiple times in the top of the head with a hammer. “The autopsy found numerous wounds in the top of his head,”...