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Alabama Shakes drummer Steve Johnson busted on child abuse charges

Alabama Shakes drummer Steve Johnson was being held in jail on Sunday on charges of “willful torture” and abuse of a child, in accordance with stories and jail data.

The founding member of the Grammy Award-winning rock band was arrested on Wednesday and was ordered held in Alabama’s Limestone County Jail on Sunday morning, jail data present.

He was indicted on charges of willful torture, willful abuse and cruelly beating or in any other case willfully maltreating a child underneath the age of 18, Information 19 mentioned. No additional particulars got on the alleged abuse.

The 35-year-old rocker was additionally accused of violating situations of his probation given together with a one-year suspended sentence in March 2020 after he pleaded responsible to violating a protecting order, WAFF mentioned.

The Limestone County District Legal professional, Brian Jones, requested the courtroom to revoke that suspended sentence after the most recent accusations, the outlet mentioned. 

He alleged that Johnson “didn’t keep away from injurious or vicious habits” and “didn’t keep away from individuals or locations of disreputable or dangerous conduct or character,” in accordance with WAFF.

Musician Steve Johnson of Alabama Shakes attends the Grammy's in 2016
Musician Steve Johnson of Alabama Shakes attends the Grammy’s in 2016
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Johnson was held on bond set at $21,500, data present. It was not clear if he has an lawyer who may remark on the charges. Managers for the band didn’t instantly reply to an emailed request for remark.

An arraignment date is about for April 7.

Steve Johnson
Johnson was held on bond set at $21,500, data present.
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After success with hits like “Maintain On,” Johnson and his bandmates from Athens, Alabama, have been on hiatus since 2018, when lead singer Brittany Howard determined to focus on her solo mission.

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