Guilty plea in 2014 kidnapping & murder case

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man accused in the kidnapping of Alex Johnson in 2014 has accepted a plea deal.

Timothy Ballard pleaded guilty on Friday in circuit court to kidnapping Johnson and tampering with evidence.

Johnson was found dead, in a barrel back in 2014.

According to Fayette Circuit Court, Timothy Ballard has agreed to testify against a second man charged in the murder case.

The Commonwealth recommended Ballard serve a 20-year sentence.  He will receive his sentence on July 1.

Mark Taylor is charged with murder in the case.  He will go to trial June 6.


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