BELL COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Friday, June 14, 2019

(Calloway, Ky.) On Thursday June 13, 2019, at approximately 5:42pm, Bell County Dispatch received a call of a burglary in progress at a residence on Balkan Road involving 38 year old George Johnson of Calloway.

The incident was happening at a residence of a man who had passed away on Monday June 10th and while most of the surviving family was at his funeral visitation. George Johnson is the husband of one of the man’s daughters, 36 year old Mary Johnson, who was also present during the incident along with another daughter, 40 year old Dolly Brock.

Responding to the scene was Bell County Deputy Adam Southern along with KSP Troopers Taylor Mills and Josh Messer. Upon arrival, Deputy Southern noticed a trail through kudzu behind the residence which lead to Johnson and the two women approximately 200 yards from the residence. Johnson repeatedly ignored the deputy’s command to show his hands. Chemical spray was then deployed to gain Johnson’s compliance which was successful.

Johnson was found to be laying on a red crowbar which it appeared he was attempting to grab during the incident. He was also determined to be under the influence of drugs according to his behavior.

George Johnson was taken into custody and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with menacing, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing – 3rd degree, public intoxication (excluding alcohol), and he was served an outstanding warrant for not appearing in court on shoplifting charges in March of this year.

Mary Johnson was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing – 3rd degree.

Dolly Brock was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing – 3rd degree and public intoxication (excluding alcohol).