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Johnson arrested on terrorizing charges


October 7, 2019

Darin Johnson of New Rockford is behind bars after he allegedly made threats against current and former county officials.

State’s Attorney Ashley Lies reported to county commissioners Tuesday that Johnson had made threats against Sheriff Paul Lies and former state’s attorney Travis Peterson between Monday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 25. On Thursday, Sept. 26, Ashley Lies filed an Affidavit of Probable Cause, and a warrant was issued for Johnson’s arrest. He was detained in the parking lot of Mick’s 281 Service in New Rockford on Friday morning just after 10 a.m.

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