Suspect charged in downtown Louisville assault

Suspect charged in downtown Louisville assault
John N. Johnson (Source: LMDC)
John N. Johnson (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man was arrested after an assault occurred near an intersection in the Central Business District.

John N. Johnson, 46, also known by his street name of "John John," is charged with assault. An arrest warrant says the victim was found around 6:35 p.m. September 15 lying on the sidewalk at Liberty and Floyd St. He was bloody and had obvious facial injuries.

Louisville Metro police say that Johnson punched the victim and kicked him several times in the face before stealing his touchscreen phone.

According to the warrant, the attack was proceeded by a previous assault that was reported to police. The victim was able to give the police physical descriptions of the Johnson. Officers knew of Johnson from previous incidents and the victim was able to identify him through a photo pack.

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