A Houston County man claims he was imprisoned for more than 20 years, beaten, and kept in solitary confinement--all for a crime he did not commit. He filed a federal lawsuit Monday.
Timothy Johnson and his legal team filed a lawsuit against multiple law enforcement officers, including Houston County Sheriff Cullen Talton.
The 46-page lawsuit is against 17 different people from the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Warner Robins Police Department, Houston County Jail, and Georgia State Prison.
In 1984, when he was 22, Timothy Johnson was arrested and charged with the murder of Taressa Stanley, a store clerk in Warner Robins.
He pleaded guilty to the crime, but that was after, he says, he experienced cruel coercion tactics by Houston County deputies.