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Man, stepson arrested in battery, marijuana incident

Staff writer

James Dush and stepson Raymond J. Johnson, both of Hillsboro, were arrested Friday afternoon at their residence after a domestic battery incident that might have stemmed from marijuana possession, said Hillsboro police chief Dan Kinning.

“I think that’s what started the fight,” he said. “I think the stepfather was sick of it.”

Johnson, 18, was smoking marijuana Friday in his vehicle when Dush, 56, Hillsboro, pulled him out of the vehicle in the 200 block of S. Cedar St., and the two engaged in an argument.

Johnson was arrested on suspicion possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, while Dush was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery.

There was a person younger than 18 years old who was in the car with Johnson during the incident, according to police reports.

Johnson was arrested in one prior case for marijuana possession but he was under 18 at the time, Kinning said.

“I don’t know how that’s going to affect it,” he said. “It may very well be a slap on the wrist.”

Last modified Nov. 28, 2019