Man accused of killing Patrolman Cassie Johnson pleads not guilty

Local News

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The man charged with the murder of Charleston Police Patrolman Cassie Johnson, pleaded not guilty in the case, according to the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.

Joshua Marcellus Phillips was arraigned in Kanawha Circuit Court today, Thursday, April 22, 2021. His pretrial date was set for Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. with the trial date set for Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. in Kanawha Circuit Court. 

The defendant is accused of killing Officer Johnson, 28, when she was shot in the line of duty while responding to a parking complaint Dec. 1, 2020, on Garrison Avenue in Charleston. Officer Johnson died of her injuries on Dec. 3. Phillips was charged with 1st-degree murder on Dec. 12.

For local and breaking news, weather alerts, video and more, download the FREE WOWK 13 News App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the FREE WOWK 13 News App

Washington DC Bureau

More Washington DC Bureau

Don't Miss

Trending Stories