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Brodhead woman's plea deal includes drug rehab
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MONROE - A Brodhead woman charged with child abuse and other offenses entered a plea deal Tuesday that stipulates her continued treatment at an inpatient alcohol and drug rehab center in Arizona.

Amberlynn Jo Johnson, 39, pleaded no contest in Green County Circuit Court to misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, trespassing and bail jumping.

The charges will be dropped in a year if she complies with conditions of her deferred prosecution agreement. As part of the deal, additional charges were dismissed of child abuse, criminal damage to property, felony bail jumping, disorderly conduct and theft.

The charges stem from a series of incidents in 2012 and 2014. Court records indicate she threw her daughter, then 9, against a wall, threw a laundry basket at her and slapped her. In another incident, she made threats against, spit on and repeatedly punched her other daughter, then 14.

Johnson also reportedly stole $400 from her ex-husband and damaged the truck and bedroom window of another man using a garden shovel.

According to court records, a member of Johnson's family told police she leaves crack pipes made from pens lying around the house and "locks herself in her bedroom and only comes out to yell."

Johnson "has already undergone an extensive inpatient and outpatient" program for abuse of alcohol and other drugs in Prescott, Arizona, according to the deferred prosecution agreement signed by her defense attorney and the district attorney.