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October 8, 2009
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Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 441.7226

Lincoln Man Arrested for Assisting Suicide

On September 16, 2009, at 11:20 am, Dallas Huston called Lincoln Police to report that his roommate, 22 year old Ryan Johnson, had committed suicide. Dallas Huston reported he found Ryan Johnson with his head wrapped with plastic wrap. Subsequent autopsy confirmed that Ryan died from asphyxiation. Evidence at the scene and toxicology reports indicated that Ryan also consumed sleeping pills prior to his death.

During the investigation, Lincoln Police discovered that Dallas Huston discussed the death with other individuals. Those acquaintances came forward with information that Dallas Huston helped Ryan Johnson to commit suicide. Investigators were able to confirm the information through recorded interviews.

On October 7, 2009, Dallas Huston was arrested for Assisting Suicide [28-307], a Class IV Felony. At this point, the investigation is still on-going. We have no information to indicate that anybody but Ryan Johnson and Dallas Huston were present at the time of the victim's death. No additional arrests are expected.

Dallas Huston

Dallas L. Huston (28)
5300 Meredeth Street

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