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Report: Johnson City man charged with attempted murder tried to escape from jail

Becky Campbell, NET News Service • Jun 5, 2013 at 11:41 AM

A Johnson City man arrested last week on an attempted murder charge for shooting a man in the leg climbed into a jail cell ceiling in an attempt to escape, according to court documents filed Monday.

Donovan Mitchell Johnson, 21, 1313 E. Chilhowie Ave., now has escape and vandalism charges against him.

Johnson was in a cell in the booking area at the Washington County Detention Center following his arrest May 31 on the attempted murder charge. According to a court affidavit, Johnson was on suicide watch.

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