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Hit and Run / Obstruction of Justice - Friday, June 15, 2018

DATE:             FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      HIT AND RUN / OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE – RONALD D. JOHNSON

 

KLOTZVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Ronald Durell Johnson, 31, of 8559 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles, LA, in connection with a December 29, 2017 hit and run near Klotzville, LA.

Deputies responded and initiated an investigation which lasted for several days. The hit and run vehicle was reported stolen by Ronald Durell Johnson several days after the accident.  However, deputies were able to secure evidence identifying Ronald Durell Johnson as the driver.

While conducting the investigation, deputies did seize a quantity of codeine and promethazine from Johnson’s pick-up truck.

Based on the totality of circumstances, deputies obtained arrest warrants in early January of 2018.

Ronald Durell Johnson was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on Thursday on charges of:

            *Obstruction of Justice – Hindrance Delay

            *Hit and Run Driving

            *Passing in a No Passing Zone

            *Possession of a Schedule V Controlled Dangerous Substance, To Wit:      Codeine/Promethazine

Ronald Durell Johnson remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.

 

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


 

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