Allegations Against Cody Johnson

Allegations of sexual assault have emerged against candidate Cody Johnson in his 59th District Republican primary race against Shelby Slawson and incumbent State Rep. Dr. J.D. Sheffield. On January 20th, a Freedom of Information Act request was presented to the Erath County Sheriff’s Office on behalf of another candidate’s campaign regarding the complaint against Johnson. The Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Kent Howell– who took the initial report– closed the case without it being properly investigated or reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office. It became public when the victim posted to social media this Wednesday February 12th. Johnson’s response is available online at;