by Jackie Nunnery
LANCASTER—In a familiar pattern of domestic violence, a once loving relationship turned violent and controlling. And in a bench trial in Lancaster County Circuit Court on Wednesday, January 11, Judge R. Michael McKenney found Dequinel A. Johnson of Burgess guilty of multiple charges of threatening and violent behavior towards MRN as she is referred to in court documents. Sentencing is scheduled for April 21.
A grand jury in October 2021 indicted Johnson on seven felonies and one misdemeanor for acts that took place from 2015 to 2021, the most serious being three felony charges of forcible sodomy. He also was charged with two felonies for malicious wounding, a felony for child abuse, disregard for life, a felony for threatening to do bodily harm in an electronic message and a misdemeanor for stalking with fear of death or assault.
Johnson was also appealing Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court misdemeanor convictions of …..
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