Former Sheriff Reaches Plea Deal To Avoid Felony Charges

Johnny Lawson Was The Former Sheriff of Wells County, North Dakota

FESSENDEN, N.D. — A former sheriff who is facing charges for dealing drugs and bribery has agreed to plead guilty to a pair of misdemeanors. 42-year-old Johnny Lawson agreed to the deal during a hearing with District Court Judge Daniel Narum. The judge rejected an earlier plea deal calling for the former Wells County sheriff to plead guilty to a…