by Emily Waldrep
A man charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after shooting a man in the back is headed to prison after not being able to follow the requirements of his probation set in 2007.
On April 23, assistant Criminal District Attorney Dan Hunt prosecuted a Motion to Revoke Probation Hearing in front of Judge Jerome Owens. The Defendant, Sven Erik Johansson was convicted of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon by a Tyler County jury on September 27, 2007. He was sentenced to four years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division, but that sentence was probated for four years.
Johansson violated his probation by committing two additional offenses including Retaliation on a Public Servant and Assault-Family Violence, failing to report for probation on a monthly basis several times, and failing to pay probation fees and court costs.
Judge Owens revoked Johansson's probations, and sentenced him to 4 years Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division along with restitution to cover all the court costs, probation fees and court-appointed attorney costs. Johansson is facing a jury trial scheduled for June 9, 2014 on the Retaliation on a Public Servant charge.
"Mr. Johansson is a very dangerous man," Hunt said. "He shot a man in the back and was given an opportunity at probation. He chose to act foolishly, and now he will be spending a significant amount of time in prison."
Johansson is facing a jury trial scheduled for June 9, 2014 on the Retaliation on a Public Servant charge.