Suspected cop stabber extradited
James Allen Johnson, 44, who was charged Monday (July 3) with stabbing a Walker County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. J. D. Holland, was extradited from the Hamilton County, Tenn., jail to the Walker County, Georgia, jail at about 5 p.m. Wednesday (July 5), according to Sheriff Steve Wilson.
Johnson waived extradition to Georgia in a first appearance hearing on July 5 in Hamilton County Court. The suspect was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer and violation of parole. Johnson was released from prison in May 2016.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the assault.
Cpl. Holland is expected to return to duty within the next 10 days, the sheriff said.
James Allen Johnson