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Disturbance Investigation Concludes with Aggravated Assault Arrest

Convicted Felon Charged, Released on $10,000 Bond

Post Date:12/15/2009

Sergeant Charles J. Warner
Public Information Officer

Franklin, TN – Devario Johnson, 30 of Franklin, was arrested at his home Sunday night, charged with Aggravated Assault. Johnson’s arrest came after an investigation into a May 6 disturbance in which more than 50 people were reported to have been engaged in disorderly behavior at an outdoor Cinco de Mayo celebration at the La Hacienda restaurant, 1110 Hillsboro Road.

A 30-year-old Franklin man was badly beaten during the disturbance that was sparked after he was involved in a parking lot crash at that location. The victim, who had visible head injuries when officers arrived, was transported to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and admitted. Johnson was determined by detectives to have been the assailant. The case, presented to the Williamson County Grand Jury, resulted in Johnson’s indictment for Aggravated Assault.

Devario Johnson
Devario C. Johnson
Date of Birth: 07/27/1979
607 Johnson Alley
Franklin, TN 37064

Johnson, a convicted felon with a violent criminal history, was booked into the Williamson County Jail on this new charge and released 12/14/2009 on a $10,000 bond. A court date for Johnson is pending.

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