Crime

Lexington man faces multiple charges, accused of running woman off road, coming at her with gun

William Tanell Johnson
William Tanell Johnson

A Lexington man faces multiple charges after police say he ran a woman with whom he had had a relationship off the road and came at her with a gun.

William Tanell Johnson, 28, used his car to push the woman’s vehicle off the road, causing her to lose control of it Wednesday afternoon, according to a police citation in Fayette District Court.

The woman’s vehicle was damaged extensively when it hit a fence and went up a hill, where it almost flipped, police said.

The woman and another witness told authorities that Johnson then got out of his car with a gun, police said.

Johnson was arrested soon afterward at a home on Centre Parkway. A gun was found in the tank of a toilet in the house.

The day before, police said, they had been called to the woman’s home after Johnson allegedly shot the window out of her car and put a gun to her head, WKYT-TV reported.

The woman said she had told Johnson to leave, but when she got back from work, he was still there, WKYT reported.

The woman said Johnson followed her out and fired shots into the back of her car when she tried to leave, then pulled her out of the car and put the gun to her head; a neighbor called police, but Johnson was gone when they arrived, WKYT reported.

Johnson was charged with wanton endangerment, stalking, criminal mischief, tampering with evidence and violation of an emergency protective order.

Bond was set at $18,300 during a court hearing Monday.

His next court appearance is scheduled Jan. 12.

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