Godfrey man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend in the face arrested in Texas

A man suspected of shooting his ex-girlfriend in the face has been arrested in Texas.

Alton police have been investigating a domestic violence attack in which a woman was shot in her mouth on Jan. 22, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend as they sat in separate cars talking. The woman was flown to a St. Louis-area hospital and was expected to survive.

A day after the shooting, the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Darnell S. Johnson, 44, of Godfrey, with one count of attempted first-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm.

Johnson was arrested early Monday morning in Houston, Texas by the U.S. Marshal Service, according to a statement from Alton police. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Elizabeth Donald: 618-239-2507, @BNDedonald