Lufkin man gets probation for helping brother in kidnapping

Jeremy Johnson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Jeremy Johnson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man has accepted a probation sentence for his role in kidnapping his brother's ex-wife in January.

Jeremy Jerome Johnson, 24, pleaded guilty to unlawful restraint, and accepted a 10-year probation sentence in Judge Gerald Goodwin's courtroom. He had originally been charged with aggravated kidnapping, but was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser-included offense.

Kendrick Dundre Johnson pleaded guilty to aggravated kidnapping in July, accepting a 15-year prison sentence.

According to a previous KTRE report, Lufkin Police officers responded to the 100 block of Broaddus Street in reference to a 911 call of a possible kidnapping. The caller stated a man had kicked in her door and took a 26-year-old woman, Kendrick Johnson's ex-wife, from her house.

As officers were arriving, the caller gave a vehicle description. Officers saw the suspect vehicle parked in a driveway on Broaddus Street. The vehicle was occupied.

Officers ordered Kendrick Johnson out of the vehicle. He then fled on foot. After chasing the suspect for about a minute, officers immediately returned to the vehicle where they found the victim handcuffed inside. She was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released. A handgun was also found in the vehicle.

Officers searched the nearby area for two hours but could not locate Johnson.

Jeremy Johnson was found in the vehicle with the victim. He was arrested on an aggravated kidnapping charge.

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