After nine DWI’s and more mayhem than anyone can count, Sherre is finally going to prison. You can let your pets out again knowing they’re safe from her driving and she won’t be in possession of a gun for a while either.

Lorena woman going to prison for hiding gun in backseat of deputy’s patrol vehicle during DWI arrest (

Lorena woman going to prison for hiding gun in backseat of deputy’s patrol vehicle during DWI arrest

By KWTX Staff

Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 6:32 PM CST|Updated: 17 minutes ago

LORENA, Texas (KWTX) – A Lorena woman with a history of alcohol abuse who hid a gun in the back seat of a deputy’s patrol vehicle was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday.

Sherre Lynn Johnston, 55, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony driving while intoxicated and tampering with evidence Monday. As part of her plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed a burglary of a habitation charge that alleged she broke into the home of a friend following his death in March 2022.

Judge Susan Kelly of Waco’s 54th State District Court sentenced Johnston to eight years in prison on each of the three counts. Johnston, who also was arrested in an alleged break-in on McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara’s property in 2017, will serve the sentences concurrently. That charge was not pursued, according to court records.

Johnston, who has multiple convictions for drunken driving, must serve at least two years in prison before she can seek parole. She will be given credit for the 11 months she has been jailed, said her attorney, Jason P. Darling.

“Sherre is glad to get all her cases behind her,” Darling said. “She is looking forward to continuing to work on her sobriety and her therapy with her PTSD. She is glad the burglary case was dismissed. She always maintained her innocence on that charge.”

The burglary charge stemmed from Johnston’s arrest after it was reported that she broke into the home of the late Truman Simons, a retired Waco police officer, former McLennan County Sheriff’s captain and a friend of Johnston’s.

She was charged with tampering with evidence after deputies found a pistol under the seat of a patrol vehicle that Johnston stashed after shedding her handcuffs and waist chain she was wearing on her ride to jail.

Johnston also was charged with having a prohibited substance in a correctional facility in 2018 after she was caught with Alprazolam, commonly known as Xanax, in the jail. At the time, Johnston was serving a 180-day sentence on weekends after another DWI conviction.

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    1. It was after the estate sale, there was nothing but a few pieces left. She kicked in the door because Truman’s kids hate her. She’s so stupid she thinks they like her. She took Truman’s horse and sold it, took his truck too, but they made her give it back. She was arrested with a glass bowl, so I guess it was her pyrex or some shit. It’s all on film, I’ll have that soon. She just liked going there and creating trouble for Truman’s daughter because she could. Sherre’s a cunt. Everyone lets her do what she wants, imagine being her husband and letting other men just come and pick her up from the house. Yep. Sure did. Truman’s kids told her it was over and not to go there anymore, the house was sold, but she didn’t care, she kept doing it. I love how they like to call Truman her “friend” guess he was too old to fuck so he became “friend” instead of lover. They were all over one another in front of everyone. They were sickening in front of me. She’d snog on him and then talk about how “old” he was. No fool like an old fool.

  1. I’ve been watching to see how this played out. He’s a good man Harry. He’s gonna make a good DA. Give him time. He’s inherited a mess.

    1. Parnell and the Sherre situation put everyone in a bad position. Yes, he inherited a mess, BUT he and the rest of them at the Republican Club did not help matters by kissing her ass and his. Parnell has been shacking up with her for years, Mike too, and everyone knows it. Parnell let her off charge after charge and everyone knows it. This wasn’t a bad deal for Sherre, it was rather a Sweetheart deal, frankly, other people would be gone for a lot longer. Sherre will never be able to make parole, she’s a Narcissist with no remorse. I’m open to Tetens, none of them start out to be crooks it happens little by little, Parnell knows how to do it too. A little here, a little there, like helping get a guy out of prison who put his hands down his granddaughter’s pants, that’s already happened under Josh, so……………and he has help from Judges etc. so………..they got a good old boy thing going on already.

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