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Assault and battery at city hall

Suspect arrested, city employee treated at PMH ER


A Purcell city employee was treated at Purcell Municipal Hospital for injuries he received in an altercation at city hall just before noon Thursday, September 29.

Police arrested 35-year-old Johnny Shawn of Purcell. He was booked into the McClain County Jail for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery causing great bodily injury.

City treasurer Victor Lohn was the wounded employee. He was treated at the emergency room and released but sustained injuries to his face and left eye requiring stitches.

Police said the disturbance occurred inside the customer service area of city hall when Lohn walked into the lobby to ask Shawn to leave.

Shawn was reportedly upset about electric service to his residence.

Purcell Police Captain James Bolling said the incident remains under investigation.

Lohn was transported to the hospital by private vehicle.


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