• Dennis McCaslin

Aunt of Sierra Johnson arrested on felony count of hindering apprehension

Sierra Johnson, who stands accused of permitting child abuse in a case involving the death of her fourteen month- old daughter, is back in jail on a non-bond hold plus $10,500 in cash and other legally sufficient bonds and facing update charges after being booked back into the Sebastian County Detention Center on Tuesday.

And this time, she's got company..

According to booking information from the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center, Kathleen Thomas of Fort Smith was booked into the SCADC at exactly the same time as Johnson on Tuesday morning on a charge of hindering apprehension of prosecution felony and placed on a no-bond hold.

Thomas is the aunt of Sierra Johnson.

Both women were booked into the jail at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday morning. Johnson was booked on five charges after she was arrested on a petition to revoke bond.

Already on the docket for several previous charges, she she was hit the permitting abuse charge that is tied to her baby's death earlier, and officials added two failure to pay fine charges and charges for midsdemeaanor posession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia .

Johnson was arrested in the 4300 block of Kinkead Avenue, reportedly at an apartment complex, on the felony warrant for petition to revoke a bond.

Johnson's live-in boyfriend Tyree La'mont Williams was arrested January 31 and is facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of Kylah Mike Woodard. He remains jailed.