Paducah Man Charged with Assault, Strangulation
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A man was arrested on Tuesday after police say an argument became physical and gunshots were fired.

Paducah Police officers were called to an apartment on Caldwell Street to a report of several people fighting. A caller told dispatchers that a black man wearing an orange knit hat had fired several shots from a handgun then left in a silver car.

A woman told officers that 42-year-old Jeterius L. Johnson had arrived at her apartment the night before and refused to leave. 

According to the woman, they began arguing Monday morning, which resulted in Johnson pushing and choking her. Another woman present at the apartment called her relatives for assistance, and Johnson left the apartment. 

As the woman was returning Johnson's keys to him outside of the apartment, another argument ensued. At this point Johnson reportedly retrieved a handgun from his vehicle and fired three shots into a wooded area, then fled to his home on North 7th Street where officers talked him into surrendering.

Johnson was arrested and charged with first-degree strangulation, fourth-degree assault, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. He was lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

Published 06:25 PM, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020
Updated 05:52 PM, Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020



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