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Cleveland man accused of manslaughter in February death of undersheriff Monty Johnson

Posted: 12:19 PM, Apr 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-12 13:23:11-04
Alexander Pummill

CLEVELAND, Okla. — A Cleveland man is facing a first-degree manslaughter charge in the February death of a law enforcement officer.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested Alexander Pummill, 31, of Cleveland, before 10 p.m. on Thursday night.

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Former Pawnee County undersheriff Monty Johnson was killed early Feb. 21 while he was on duty. Pummill crossed the center line and hit Johnson’s patrol car head on. Johnson was pronounced dead on scene.

OHP said two weeks ago it still was waiting for Pummill’s toxicology results.

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