Calhoun Magistrate Steve Johnson, according to court officials, is reportedly
having problems over alleged misuse of funds in his office account.|
Reports regarding Johnson's problems have circulated in the community for
several days, most of them containing misinformation or unconfirmed
A Supreme Court audit of the local magistrate offices, which went back
about two years, indicated minor problems in Johnson's office related to
Johnson has not been in his office since last week. An investigator has been
at the Calhoun courthouse.
He has not been charged with wrongdoing.
Johnson's immediate supervisor, Circuit Judge Thomas Evans III of Spencer,
was unavailable for comment, being in court this week.
Johnson, a well-liked and active community person, has served as
magistrate for a number of years. He is now into this third term, after being
re-elected in 2000.