SPANISH FORT, FAla. (WALA) - Former Spanish Fort football standout Deon Johnson has had his bond revoked on rape and sodomy charges. Johnson is back in jail for the third time in the last six months; and this time, he might not get out before trial.
Johnson faces rape and sodomy second degree charges and a separate rape first charge from September 2012 and is awaiting trial for those charges. Authorities said the victims in both cases are juveniles. This week the Baldwin County District Attorney's office said they got some disturbing news.
"We had received from Spanish Fort High School as well as Daphne Police Department that he had had contact with one of our victims in the cases which was prohibited by his bond conditions," said Assistant District Attorney Teresa Heinz Thursday.
In their motion to revoke bond, the District Attorney's Office also stated, "On or about February 25, 2013, the defendant was found in possession of a computer which he was using to communicate with underage females about sexual encounters he was intending to have with them."
Johnson also now faces a charge of resisting arrest for what happened when officers went to Spanish Fort High School Wednesday to arrest him.
"When he saw the officers there at the high school…when he got close to them, he took off running," said Cpl. Jason Vanoy with Daphne Police. "One of the officers actually ran him down. They were able to hold him down and get handcuffs on him and get him in custody."
Even though a judge did revoke Johnson's bond, there is a chance he could get out before he goes to trial.
"Defense attorneys can make a motion to set aside the bond revocation or a motion to reinstate bond so there's always that opportunity for a defense attorney to file that motion," explained Heinz.
If that were to happen, Heinz said her office will fight to keep Johnson in jail until he goes to trial.
The Baldwin County School Board said as of now, no disciplinary action has been taken by Spanish Fort High School, stating they've not had a chance to speak to Johnson or his family since Wednesday's arrest.
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