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Community feels safer after teen's incarceration

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MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Families in one Marshall County community said their neighborhood is now a little bit safer with the source of a crime problem in the Rock Springs community in jail.

The community has been pointing to a juvenile they said has been committing crimes for years.

He just turned 18 and is now an adult. Convicted of misdemeanor theft, Kevin Tyler Johnson was sentenced Friday morning to a year in the county jail, the maximum amount.

Two weeks ago, residents of the Rock Springs community called together prosecutors, sheriff's officials, and county commissioners to see what could be done about Johnson.

Many in the community raised their hand when asked if they believed they were a victim of crime caused by Johnson.

Johnson is still facing felony charges stemming from a home invasion in that community, but for now residents said they feel safer.

Thursday night, the community came together for their first neighborhood watch meeting.

Sheriff's officials said it went well and residents received information on how they can help protect themselves and their neighbors.

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