Liberty County constable arrested in Montgomery County

Liberty County Pct. 1 Constable Justin Johnston was arrested and booked in at the Montgomery County Jail just before noon Thursday related to a third-degree felony stalking and harassment charge from June 2018.

Johnston had a scheduled court appearance on Nov. 14 in the 359th State District Court in Conroe that ended with his arrest for a bond violation. Details about the alleged bond violation are not available at this time.

Johnston was first arrested in September 2018 following a Texas Ranger investigation into his alleged stalking of an ex-fiance, who lived in Montgomery County. He is accused of continuing to contact his ex-fiance after he was warned by law enforcement to cease all forms of communication.

His term in office is set to expire at the end of 2020. At this time, three other Republican candidates have announced their intentions to seek the constable position.

The constable is being represented by Attorney Naomi Howard with Houston-based Rusty Hardin and Associates, LLP. Bluebonnet News called Howard for comment but has not received a response at the time this article was posted.

Bluebonnet News has reached out to County Attorney Matthew Poston concerning whether the County is going to seek Johnston’s removal from office in light of his recent arrest. As soon as more information is known, an update will be posted.

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