Steve Johnson, former drummer of the Grammy-winning rock band Alabama Shakes, was recently arrested on child abuse charges.

Johnson was arrested last Wednesday morning in Limestone County, Alabama. He is currently being held at Limestone County Jail on a bond of $21,500.

According to WHNT News 19, Johnson was indicted on charges of willful abuse, willful torture and cruelly beating or otherwise willfully maltreating a child under the age of 18. His arraignment is set of April 7.

In September 2019, Johnson was arrested for violating a domestic violence protection order in Limestone County. The order, filed by his ex-wife, accused the drummer of threatening, harassing, stalking and choking her.

He pled guilty to the misdemeanor charge on March 2020 and received a suspended sentence of one year in jail and 24 months on probation.

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