PRESTONSBURG — Attorneys who were appointed to maintain the office of former Floyd County Bar president and Martin city attorney Clyde Johnson, who disappeared June 23, are asking to be relieved of their duties, after the discovery this week of a clue to his location.
Ned Pillersdorf and Arnold Turner had been appointed curators of Johnson’s practice in an effort to protect clients who were left in the lurch following Johnson’s departure. In a motion filed Wednesday in Floyd Circuit Court, Pillersdorf requests that they be dismissed from further obligations, saying “most, but not all of Clyde Johnson’s files” have been distributed to clients.
However, the motion also includes the revelation of a key piece of evidence regarding Johnson’s current whereabouts.
Earlier this month, a utility bill from a Texas RV park was delivered to Johnson’s Prestonsburg post office box. The envelope was mistakenly addressed to Johnson in “Prestonsburg, TX” and apparently made its way cross-country to his local address.
According to the bill, Johnson stayed at the Hailey RV Park, in Port O’Conner, Texas, the entire month of September. He was billed $139.32 for using 1,032 kilowatt-hours of electricity during that time.
“Attached to this pleading is correspondence that the undersigned curator received which indicates that Clyde Johnson is likely residing at an RV park in Texas,” Pillersdorf writes in his motion. “It further appears to the curators that Clyde Johnson is alive and is trying to conceal his whereabouts.”
The motion was filed in a debt collection lawsuit initiated last year by Tax Ease Lien Servicing against Johnson and his wife, Rose.