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Fayetteville, AR - Will Carter Reports

Mitchell Johnson Charged on Gun Possession

October 24, 2007 - Posted at 4:17 p.m. CDT

FAYETTEVILLE-Back in 1998 Andrew Golden and childhood friend Mithchell Johnson opened fire killing four students and one teacher at Westside Middle School.

Now, just two years after his release, Mitchell Johnson is in trouble again.

As you may recall Mitchell Johnson was pulled over just outside Fayetteville back in January of this year.

He was found carrying marijuana and a gun at the time.

Later in the month state prosecutors dropped misdemeanor charges against the westside shooter, at the request of federal prosecutors.

Wednesday, Johnson was indicted by a federal grand jury on federal weapons charges.

If convicted he could face 10 years in prison and 250-thousand dollars in fines.

Johnson was ordered to remain in Washington and Benton counties and was also told to have no contact with his former roommate Justin Trammell who was in the car with him in January.

His trial is set to begin in December.

Region 8 News will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information.


Story ideas or comments?  Email Will at wcarter@kait8.com.

 

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