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Man sentenced to 20 years in prison as a Habitual Violent Felony Offender in Lee County

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 17:15:24-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Michael Allen Johnston, 29, was sentenced to 20 years in prison as a

Habitual Violent Felony Offender. Johnston was found to be a Danger to the

Community at sentencing.

He pled guilty to a charge of Violation of Probation as well as Aggravated

Battery with a Firearm and Domestic Violence Battery with Strangulation.

Johnston had completed jail time and was on probation for a 2017 case

when he got into an argument in December 2018 with a woman.

Johnston began strangling the victim after an argument.

He then grabbed a gun from her purse and shot her in the leg.

The defendant then pulled her out of the car and threw her to the ground.

A friend who had been in the back seat jumped out of the car to her aid.

The defendant then drove off.