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Jefferson City prison inmate charged with assault

Justin Johnson
Missouri Department of Corrections
Justin Johnson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

An inmate at the Jefferson City Correctional Center was charged Tuesday with multiple felonies after allegedly assaulting a DOC officer on July 4, 2021.

Justin F. Johnson, 37, is charged with first-degree assault, three counts of violence to an employee of the DOC and disarming a correctional officer while performing official duty.

The probable cause statement says Johnson hit someone with his fist and foot several times. The statement claims Johnson pushed another person and hit a third.

A court date has not been scheduled. Johnson was found guilty in 2011 for first-degree murder, two counts of armed-criminal action and first degree assault. He was sentenced to 999 years in the DOC in 2012.

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