Washington County Commissioner Arrested

McINTOSH, Ala. (AP) - Washington County Commissioner Johnny Leroy Johnston has been arrested on charges of threatening a grand jury witness, an ethics law violation and related charges.

The 56-year-old Johnston of McIntosh is being held in the Washington County Jail.

Sheriff Richard Stringer says a search for Johnson began Tuesday. Attorney General Troy King announced the arrest Wednesday in a statement.

A two-term commissioner, Johnson is not seeking re-election this year. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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