Defense Withdraws Request for Release

A defense attorney withdrew his client’s request for release on May 14.

William Johnson is charged with distribution of a controlled substance heroin, possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance while released for other charges and violating bail.

Donna Beasley, Johnson’s attorney, withdrew the motion for release because of the COVID-19 pandemic after Johnson refused to come to the phone for his bond review hearing.

Johnson also refused to attend his hearing on May 8.

A status hearing is scheduled for June 17.