Judge appointed to fill Knox County vacancy

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INDIANAPOLIS – A judge has been appointed to fill a vacancy left following the death of Knox County Judge Ryan Johanningsmeier who was killed in a plane crash last month.

Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday announced Brian M. Johnson as his appointment to the Knox County Superior Court.

Johnson is a partner in private practice, where he has worked since 2010. He dedicates his time to work with clients in the Knox County Drug Court.

Johnson earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his law degree from Valparaiso University.

Johnson will be sworn in as the judge of the Knox County Superior Court on a date to be determined.

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