On November 8, 2020, at approximately 9:30 a.m., State Police responded to Rich Road in the town of Canton for a report of a hit and run. An investigation revealed that 38-year-old Kenneth L. Johns of Canton, attempted to strike the victim with his car. When the victim jumped out of the way, his right hand was hit by a side mirror of the vehicle. Johns then ran over the victim’s backpack which had been on the shoulder of the road and contained a laptop computer and cell phone. Both items were destroyed as a result. The victim declined medical treatment.
Johns was arrested and charged with Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief 4th degree, and Menacing 3rd degree. He was released with appearance tickets returnable in the Canton Town Court.