Male Subject Jailed in Domestic Disturbance

On August 26, 2022, at 7:51 a.m. the Lincoln County 911 Center received a complaint of two vehicles parked on State Farm Road just west of Highway 25 (west of the Sutherland Reservoir).

A Deputy responded to the area and located both vehicles. The Deputy met with an adult female who was very upset. The female advised she was camping with her boyfriend at Sutherland Reservoir, and they got into an argument. The argument turned physical, and she showed the Deputy her injuries. The female drove away from the campsite in her car and her the boyfriend chased her in his van. The female drove on State Farm Road and her boyfriend drove in front of her crashing the side of her car. The female told him she was calling the police and the boyfriend fled into a cornfield.

Several Deputies and State Troopers responded to the cornfield and surrounded it. A State Trooper was able to locate an area of interest in the field by using a Drone. Deputies and a State Trooper K-9 Unit approached the area of the field, and a male subject came out.

The male subject was identified as forty-three-year-old Kenneth Johnston of Lamar, NE. Mr. Johnston was arrested and placed in the Lincoln County Detention Center. Mr. Johnston was charged with Third Degree Domestic Assault and Criminal Mischief to the female’s car.

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