West Virginia man sentenced in drug conspiracy in connection to Cassie Johnson’s death


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A man involved in the events that led up to the fatal shooting of Charleston Police Officer Cassie Johnson was sentenced in court today.

Richard Chapman owned the house on Garrison Avenue Patrolman Johnson was responding to when she was fatally shot. The man accused in her murder, Joshua Phillips, had allegedly gone to the home to buy drugs. He and two other people were charged with conspiracy regarding allegedly selling drugs, not in connection to Johnson’s death.

According to the court, Chapman was sentenced to 1 to three years in prison, which is to be served after he completes an unrelated sentence in Putnam County. He also faces a $10,000 fine.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Trending Stories