Cop Watch

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Ex-cop goes to jail on lesser charge

Former Middlesex Township Police Cpl. Kenny Ray Johnson was tight-lipped Tuesday as two sheriff's deputies shackled and removed him from a Cumberland County courtroom.

The 43-year-old South Middleton Township man's wife, however, stood up and yelled at Judge Edward Guido for issuing him a nine- to 23-month prison sentence.

Kitty Johnson compared her husband's punishment to that of a man who was previously convicted of abusing her. She insisted that man "had the same thing — a felony conviction — and you let him off on probation.