Murder suspect back in police custody

Published 7:44 pm Thursday, January 23, 2014

Selma resident David Johnson III was taken quietly into police custody Wednesday after an assault bond he had posted in 2013 was revoked earlier this week.

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said the assault bond had been revoked shortly after Johnson had posted bond on a $100,000 bond stemming from a murder charge related to a shooting death at 80 Racks Clothing, located in the 2800 block of Citizens Parkway in on the north side of Selma.

Jackson said Johnson would remain in jail under a no bond pending a possible hearing on his bond, which Johnson said would be in the near future.

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“If the judge decides to have a hearing on this, then he’ll set it real soon,” Jackson said.

“We are happy for the family right now,” Jackson said. “There was concern about him being out. It just shows that the long arm of the law can reach a long way.”

A statement from the Law Offices of Jaffe & Drennan, P.C. in Montgomery, said Johnson and family members had been at the firm’s office when he heard authorities were looking for him.

“At that point, Mr. Johnson immediately left our office and traveled back to Selma so he could turn himself in,” the release said.

“Contrary to earlier reports, Mr. Johnson was never a fugitive but, in fact, voluntarily turned himself in without incident.

“While the charge Mr. Johnson is facing is very serious, we believe that once a full investigation is performed, there will be a better understanding of what caused this tragic situation to occur.”