Spencer Brooks Johnson - Reckless Endangerment with a Deadly Weapon

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Milan Police Officer Indicted

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JACKSON, Tenn. - A Milan police officer was indicted by a Madison County grand jury, Monday.

Spender Johnson, 54, of Oakfield, will now stand trial on a charge of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Johnson is accused of shooting at a man while near the campus of Lane College following the school's homecoming parade on Oct. 12, 2012.

The Milan officer was arrested 20 days later, after an investigation. Investigators believe Johnson first bumped a man standing in the road with his car. The pedestrian allegedly then spit toward Johnson's sunroof. Officers say Johnson then pulled his pistol and fired one shot at the man, who was not hit.

Johnson previously admitted to officers that he pulled out his gun but denies firing it.

Johnson remains free on $15,000 bond. He is scheduled to return to court to be officially charged, Monday.

According to Milan Police Chief Tim Wright, Johnson is suspended without pay.