Former White Hall Officer Gets Maximum Sentence, Most Suspended - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Former White Hall Officer Gets Maximum Sentence, Most Suspended

Hayneville, Al. (WSFA) -- A former White Hall police officer learned his fate at the Lowndes County Courthouse on Wednesday.

Jessie James Johnson was convicted of criminally negligent homicide in his March 2008 trial and recieved the maximum sentence of one year in jail.

However, all but 45 days of Johnson's sentence were suspended and he will remain on probation for two years.

In addition to jail time and probation, the former police officer was ordered to pay full restitution to the victim's family for the expenses of her funeral. 

(Coming up on WSFA 12 News at 6:00 we'll have reaction from the victim's family.)

Johnson was involved in a fatal car accident on October 6, 2006 while pursuing two speeding vehicles on Highway 80 in White Hall.

Mary Webster was killed instantly when Johnson's patrol car slammed into the side of her car as she crossed an intersection. 

State troopers say Webster pulled out in front of Johnson, but prosecutors insisted he was going too fast when he hit and killed her.

Attorney General Troy King's office presented evidence showing that Johnson's car was moving at 113 mph when it struck Webster's car, and that he was not running sirens or blue lights as procedure required. Click here to read about Johnson's criminal history.

Johnson's 45 day sentence at the Lowndes County Jail begins on Friday.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Parents sue Houston daycare for negligence after 3-year-old dies in hot van

    Parents sue Houston daycare for negligence after 3-year-old dies in hot van

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:21:44 GMT
    R.J. Pryer was described as a 3-year-old who loved shapes, singing and the color yellow. (Source: Pryer Family/KTRK/CNN)R.J. Pryer was described as a 3-year-old who loved shapes, singing and the color yellow. (Source: Pryer Family/KTRK/CNN)

    The little boy’s parents are also pushing for laws and procedural changes that will hold daycares accountable for the safety of children.

    More >>

    The little boy’s parents are also pushing for laws and procedural changes that will hold daycares accountable for the safety of children.

    More >>
  • Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

    Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:36:01 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:11 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:11:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Board of County Commissioners chairman Ed Eilert checks his cell phone following the Johnson County Board of Canvassers meeting, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Olathe, Kan. County election officials across Kansas on Monday beg...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Board of County Commissioners chairman Ed Eilert checks his cell phone following the Johnson County Board of Canvassers meeting, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Olathe, Kan. County election officials across Kansas on Monday beg...

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor.

    More >>

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor.

    More >>
  • Owner of car dealership in AL charged with meth trafficking and possession of drugs

    Owner of car dealership in AL charged with meth trafficking and possession of drugs

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:09 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:09:55 GMT
    For several months authorities  have been investigating James Patrick Cannon, owner of Galaxy Auto Sales in Valley, and Meredith Brooke Wilkerson for allegations of trafficking controlled substances. (Source: Chambers County)For several months authorities have been investigating James Patrick Cannon, owner of Galaxy Auto Sales in Valley, and Meredith Brooke Wilkerson for allegations of trafficking controlled substances. (Source: Chambers County)

    Two suspects were arrested for trafficking controlled substances and face several other drug-related charges in Valley, Alabama. 

    More >>

    Two suspects were arrested for trafficking controlled substances and face several other drug-related charges in Valley, Alabama. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly