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Joint Investigation leads to arrest in Macedonia, AL.

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On Thursday February 10, 2022, a joint investigation conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the Scottsboro Police Department culminated in the arrest of Leonard Ray Johnson age 44 of Fackler Alabama.  Johnson was arrested after a 3 hour standoff in a wooded area near County Road 618 in Macedonia, Alabama.  This Investigation began after Johnson made a series of written threats to Law Enforcement Officers/Deputies and other public employees over the past several days.  On February 10, 2022, an arrest warrant was obtained charging Johnson with Making Terroristic Threats.  After learning of a possible location for Johnson on County Road 618, Officers and Deputies responded to attempt to arrest Johnson on the outstanding arrest warrant.  Upon arrival, Johnson ran into the woods behind the residence and hid in a thick wooded area.  After establishing a perimeter in the area, Johnson fired a shot, which was believed to be a warning to Law Enforcement.   The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Aviation Unit was contacted and responded with an ALEA Helicopter Pilot and a Cullman County Sheriff's Office Investigator to assist with aerial surveillance of the area. Additionally a Hollywood Police Department K-9 Unit responded to assist.  After the helicopter located a possible location for Johnson, units entered the woods and arrested Johnson, who was armed with two handguns.  Johnson was charged with Making Terroristic Threats and another outstanding arrest warrant for Harassment.  After Johnson was booked into the Jackson County Jail, Johnson broke a Handicap Rail from a cell and attempted to escape by breaking bricks out of the cell.  Corrections Deputies confronted Johnson who then attempted to used the rail as a weapon against the Corrections Deputies.  Johnson was restrained and additional charges were filed against him for Promoting Prison Contraband, Menacing, Escape and Criminal Mischief.   Johnson remains in the Jackson County Jail on a $52,300 bond.