Alabama Shakes drummer facing child abuse charges


The drummer for Grammy Award-winning rock band Alabama Shakes is in custody on child abuse charges.

Steven William Johnson, 35, was arrested Wednesday after being indicted on charges of willful torture, willful abuse and cruelly beating or in any other case willfully maltreating a child beneath the age of 18, information shops reported.

Johnson was taken to the Limestone County Jail. Bond was set at $21,500. It was not clear if Johnson has an legal professional who might touch upon the charges. Managers for the band didn’t instantly reply to an emailed request for remark.

An arraignment date is ready for April 7.

Johnson pleaded responsible in March 2020 to violating a home violence safety order in Limestone County. He acquired a suspended sentence of a 12 months in jail, with 24 months on probation.

The Athens, Alabama-based band has been on hiatus since 2018, when lead singer Brittany Howard determined to concentrate on her solo mission.



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