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Arrest Made in Newton County for Possession of Child Pornography

Update: As of 6/26/20

Gary Harley Johns age 51, of Bon Wier in Newton County, has been arraigned by Newton County Precinct  3 Justice of the Peace, Mike Greer. Johns was charged with 5 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. The bond was set at $50,000 for a total bond of $250,000.

We received a report from Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles around 11:30 this morning of an arrest in Newton County. According to the Sheriff’s report, shortly after 8:00 this morning, a search warrant was executed on Private Road 6008 in the Bon Wier area. The subject was arrested with 5 counts of possession of child pornography. Officers from the NCSO and the Attorney General Child Exploitation Unit executed the warrant. The subject is currently in the Newton County Jail awaiting formal arraignment. More details to come as the investigation continues. Stay tuned to for more information.

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