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6/10/09

Donald Johnson guilty in assault of Lubbock police officer

Source: Lubbock Sheriffs Office Source: Lubbock Sheriffs Office

By Karin Slyker | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - On Wednesday afternoon, a Lubbock County jury found Donald Johnson guilty of assaulting a public servant and robbery.

Johnson, 29, burglarized a pawn shop in June of 2007. Officer Rosa Cox took the stand, telling jury members Johnson hit her in the face, punched her in the head several times, and dragged her across the pavement.

Cox says she also severely injured her arm in the incident.  Despite her injuries Cox hung on to Johnson until other officers could arrive.  Cox says she spent five months off patrol, and six months in therapy after the incident.

This trial has already entered the punishment phase.

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