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‘Alabama Shakes’ Drummer, Steven William Arrested For Allegedly Abusing A Child.

Steven William Johnson is Reportedly In Police Custody For Allegedly ‘Cruelly Beating Or Otherwise Willfully Maltreating A Child Under The Age Of 18.’

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Alabama Shakes star Steven William Johnson has been arrested amidst allegations of child abuse.

The drummer was thrown into police custody in Athens, Alabama on Wednesday 24 March, when he was booked on different of charges, including “willful torture, willful abuse and cruelly beating or otherwise willfully maltreating a child under the age of 18,” according to the Associated Press.

His bail has been set at $21,500 (£15,500) while an arraignment hearing is due to take place on 7 April.

Representatives for Grammy-winning country rockers Alabama Shakes, who have been on hiatus since 2018, have yet to give any comment on the news.

Johnson is no stranger to authorities, having been handed a suspended one-year jail sentence in March, 2020 for violating a domestic violence restraining order filed against him by his ex-wife.

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