DA announces trial court conviction in protective order violation case

District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington announced today that a 10th Judicial District Court jury returned three guilty verdicts during a two-day trial in a felony violation of a protective order case.

Ron Cleon Johnson, 52, of Natchitoches, was convicted of three counts of violation of a protective order. The defendant was a former domestic partner of the victim, and was previously ordered by the court by a domestic violence protective order to cease all forms of contact with the victim.

However, Johnson contacted the victim in violation of the protective order by telephoning her while he was incarcerated for previous charges of domestic abuse violence.

District Court Judge Desiree Dyess presided over the case and set a sentencing date for December 15.

Assistant District Attorney Bray Williams and Special Prosecutor Clifford R. Strider, III prosecuted the case.