Clay County sheriff's accusers arrested again in Clay County

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A man and woman who have accused a local sheriff of illegally detaining them in Clay County Jail were being held there again Tuesday, online jail records show.

Clay County Sheriff Jeffrey Lyde answered media questions during a press conference on Dec. 7, 2021.
Clay County Sheriff Jeffrey Lyde answered media questions during a press conference on Dec. 7, 2021.

Sarah Lynn Johnson, 29, was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, according to online jail records.

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Johnson was arrested close to 5 p.m. Tuesday by the Clay County constable, according to online jail records.

Landon Paul Goad, 33, was charged with possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, unlawful use of a vehicle and unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to online records.

Goad was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Clay County Sheriff's Office, according to online records.

He was free Wednesday evening from jail after bonding out while Johnson remained there, held on $16,500 in bonds, according to online records.

Johnson and Goad have leveled allegations against Clay County Sheriff Jeff Lyde in connection with their July 12 arrests on domestic violence charges, according to court documents.

Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson

They have accused Lyde of intentionally jailing them for over 48 hours without a finding of probable cause from a magistrate, according to allegations in court records.

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A Clay County grand jury indicted Lyde on two misdemeanor charges of official oppression, according to indictments filed Nov. 15 in the Clay County District Clerk's Office.

If convicted, Lyde faces up to a year in jail and a fine up to $4,000.

The sheriff maintains his innocence.

Conditions for Lyde's personal recognizance bonds for the oppression charges prohibit him from having any contact with Johnson and Goad, according to court records.

Landon Goad
Landon Goad

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