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OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
Media Release: October 20, 2021
Attention: Assignment Editor
Acting Director of Communications: Erwin Roberts
Office: (502) 595-2300
JOHN FITZGERALD JOHNSON aka “Grand Master Jay”
INDICTED ON WANTON ENDANGERMENT CHARGES
COMMONWEALTH VS. JOHN FITZGERALD JOHNSON
JEFFERSON CIRCUIT COURT CASE NO. 21CR2295
The Jefferson County Grand Jury returned an indictment against John Fitzgerald Johnson aka “Grand Master Jay” charging him with five counts of Wanton Endangerment First Degree in connection with his pointing his assault rifle at five law enforcement officers on September 4, 2020. This indictment includes charges for FOUR additional victims, who are local law enforcement officers and therefore were not victims included in Johnson’s federal indictment for conduct involving ONE federal law enforcement officers. Johnson faces a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison.
The case has been assigned to Division 2 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Johnson will be formally arraigned on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 9:00. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Josh Porter is the prosecutor. The indicted charges are allegations and Johnson is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Note: This article has been revised since its original release.