The drummer for the Grammy Award Winning band Albama Shakes is in custody on child abuse charges. Billboard has reported that Steven William Johnson, 35 was arrested last week (Wednesday) after being indicted on chrages of willful torture, willful absue, and cruellly beating or otherwise willfully maltreating a child under the age of 18.
Johnson was taken to the Limestone County Jail. Bond was set at $21,500. It was not clear if Johnson has an attorney who could comment on the charges. Managers for the band did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.
An arraignment date is set for April 7.
Johnson pleaded guilty in March 2020 to violating a domestic violence protection order in Limestone County. He received a suspended sentence of a year in jail, with 24 months on probation.