The inmate had items inside the jail, that he was not permitted to have
A Fayette County man incarcerated in the Fayette County Jail was recently indicted on additional charges stemming from incidents occurring while in custody in jail.
33-year-old Ronnie Johnson of Washington C.H. has been charged with Illegal Conveyance of Prohibited Items into a Detention Facility, Tampering with Evidence, Possession of a Deadly Weapon under Detention, and Theft.
During Johnson's incarceration, corrections deputies received information on November 14th that Johnson had allegedly concealed and conveyed prohibited items into jail. In the ensuing investigation, it was determined that Johnson engaged in behavior that led to the indicted charge of Tampering with Evidence.
On November 27, 2012 while conducting cell searches in the County Jail, a deputy discovered a razor type blade concealed in one of Johnson’s shoes. Sheriff’s detectives were called to investigate and learned that Johnson had obtained and concealed on or about Johnson’s person. Further investigation led to charges of theft, as a result of where Johnson obtained the razor type blade.
Johnson remains incarcerated in the Fayette County Jail in lieu of bond. The criminal trial date for Ronnie Johnson will be set following his initial appearance before the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.