Man waived bribery, pursuit case to grand jury

Published 12:19 pm Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Winchester man charged with running from officers, assaulting one at the jail and then offering $50 to take care of the case sent his case to the grand jury.

Lee Johnson, 32, of 132 Boone Ave., was stopped by Winchester Police on Dec. 6 after allegedly running through several stop signs and almost hitting another vehicle. According to court documents, officers said Johnson had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. Once they took Johnson to the Clark County Detention Center, he became combative and head-butted Winchester Police Officer Monte Corbett.

Corbett said Johnson offered him $50 to settle the case. Corbett said he interpreted the offer as an attempted bribe.

Johnson was charged with disregarding a stop sign, reckless driving, first-degree fleeing or evading police, driving under the influence, third-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment and bribery of a public servant.

Wednesday, the judge also amended Johnson’s bond to $1,000 cash with home incarceration.

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