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Client Threatens Social Worker
October 5, 2012 permalink
A Kentucky social worker arriving to intervene in the life of James Johnson took cover in a bathroom when she found herself facing a gun.
Police: Man points gun at social worker
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Some tense moments for a social worker, after police say a man pointed a gun towards her while she was conducting an investigation Wednesday.
The Laurel County sheriff's office arrested 20-year-old James Johnson.
He's charged with robbery, wanton endangerment, and assault.
Deputies say after the social worker showed up at Johnson's house for an investigation, he became upset and confronted a neighbor, whom he believed complained to social services.
Deputies say Johnson assaulted the neighbor, took his gun, then went back to his home.
They say the social worker locked herself in a bathroom for protection, as Johnson pointed a gun in her direction.
Johnson was later arrested.