Convicted felon arrested in Cinco de Mayo attack

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 7:22pm
Staff reports
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Devario Johnson

Franklin Police made an arrest this week in an aggravated assault case they have been investigating since a Cinco de Mayo celebration turned violent seven months ago.

In the incident, more than 50 people were allegedly engaged in disorderly behavior at an outdoor celebration May 6 at La Hacienda restaurant at 1110 Hillsboro Road.

During the fracas, a 30-year-old Franklin man, whose parking lot crash spurred the disturbance, was badly beaten, police said. The victim had visible head injuries when officers arrived. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

Devario Johnson, 30, of Johnson Alley in Franklin, was determined to be the attacker, police said.

A Williamson County grand jury indicted him on aggravated assault charges, and he was arrested Sunday night at his home.

Johnson, a convicted felon with a violent criminal history, was released from the Williamson County Jail on $10,000 bond.

 

1 Comment on this post:

By: Jim Boyd on 12/16/09 at 10:42

"Johnson, a convicted felon with a violent criminal history, was released from the Williamson County Jail on $10,000 bond."

A convicted felon with a violent criminal history?!? Released?!? Why? Why was he released after this most recent attack? Maybe he hadn't met his violence quota for the year so they let him go so he could do more harm and meet his quota.

Put Johnson in the 'Big-Boy Jail' before we're reading a story here where he murdered someone.