Steven William Johnson, 35, has been indicted on charges of willful torture, willful abuse and cruelly beating or otherwise willfully maltreating a child under age 18, according to reports.
Johnson also pleaded guilty in March 2020 to violating a domestic violence protection order in Limestone County, Ala., and was given a suspended sentence of a year in jail, with 24 months on probation.
Johnson’s Alabama Shakes band members, who went on hiatus three years ago so the lead singer could pursue a solo career, have not commented on the arrest.
He was booked into the Limestone County Jail with a bond set at $21,500.
His arraignment date is set for April 7.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.