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Alachua Deputy charged with false imprisonment

Posted at 4:25 PM, Dec 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-12 16:25:04-05

North Florida prosecutors have charged Alachua County Sheriff's Deputy Russell Johnson with false imprisonment.

The Gainesville Sun reports that according to police, 46-year-old Deputy Russell Johnson handcuffed his girlfriend and restrained her legs in shackles during a Nov. 7 argument. Johnson was placed on administrative leave after a sworn complaint was filed several days later.