Johnson was arrested in 2019 for violating a protection of abuse order against his ex-wife. The couple had divorced in 2018 after three and a half years of marriage.
AL.com reported Johnson's ex-wife accused him of breaking into her home, and choking, stalking, and injuring her, and a judge issued a protection order in March 2019. Johnson was then arrested for violating the order in September 2019. He had previously pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief for an April incident.
Johnson pleaded guilty in March 2020 to violating a domestic violence protection order in Limestone County and was sentenced to two years of probation, with a suspended sentence of a year in jail.
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