Deputies say 39-year-old real estate investor and self-described ‘lifestyle coach’ Adam Johnson threatened to kill his 13-year-old stepson, and threw him against a bed frame and assaulted him once before. The most recent incident occurred on January 20, when the victim’s 16-year-old sister called 911 as Johnson was screaming he was actually going to kill the child. Adam’s wife, Clarksville’s self-proclaimed ‘AirBNB Expert’ Asury Johnson, says at 4 p.m. that day, her husband stated he intended to “put his hands” on her son and assault him. The couple argued while she stood in the doorway to prevent him from hurting her son. Adam fled the scene before police arrived and refused to return when contacted by officers.
During an interview, the child disclosed that his stepfather had previously assaulted him when he believed he cursed during a video game. The child says Adam grabbed his VR headset and threw his body against a bed frame, and then violently shook him, striking the back of his head multiple times. During that incident, Adam was also reportedly threatening to kill the child. He was booked on the outstanding domestic assault warrant five days after the incident.