Monday, March 19, 2007

Doctor arrested for Abuse

SAN ANDREAS — Dr. Gary Johnson, a family practice physician in San Andreas, was booked into the Calaveras County Jail on Thursday on suspicion of inflicting corporal punishment on a child.

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department reported that deputies were called last Sunday to a fight in Johnson’s home on Willow Creek Road in San Andreas.

Deputies reported that Johnson had struck a 13-year-old child. The officers said they also learned that Johnson some months earlier had used his hands to choke the same child.

After further investigation, officers said they determined that there was a “history of physical abuse in the home.” A warrant was issued and Johnson, 60, was arrested Thursday.

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