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D.A. Files Charges Against San Andreas Doctor

San Andreas, CA — The Calaveras County District Attorney´s Office has filed charges against a well-known San Andreas doctor for child endangerment and battery.

Dr. Gary Johnson was arrested last month for hitting a 13-year old family member at his San Andreas home.

The 60-year old runs a family practice on Highway 49 in San Andreas and is also a member at Mark Twain St. Joseph´s Hospital. Hospital President Larry Philipp says Johnson is a member of the hospital´s medical staff but is not currently practicing at the hospital.

Johnson´s office phone says he will be out for the next month having back surgery. He posted bail shortly after his arrest.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at 2 p.m., April 17 in Calaveras County Superior Court.

Written by Vanessa Turner.