This isn’t the first time this has happened, but I’m kind of surprised it happened in a case as prominent as this one. For some reason, major news sources failed to report on this kinda huge development in a case that otherwise received a good deal of media attention.
Allow me to be the first to tell you that both Corey Trumbull and Stormy Johnson pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison for their sex abuse and domestic violence charges in Nevada.
If you’re not familiar with the case, here’s a quick synopsis: On February 26, 2020, police in Las Vegas, Nevada responded to a domestic disturbance call involving 31-year-old Corey Trumbull and his girlfriend, 37-year-old Stormy Johnson. Corey and Stormy were from Texas but had recently traveled to Las Vegas, where they were living out of their truck, along with Stormy’s 15-year-old daughter and three dogs.
Stormy, who told police that Corey beat her with a pipe and choked her with a dog chain, among other brutal acts, suffered from multiple broken bones, bruises, swelling, and lacerations and required orthopedic surgery to repair the damage. She reportedly fried her brain doing a whole lot of meth to dull her mental and physical pain.
Corey Trumbull was arrested and slapped with a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, as well as four felony charges: first degree kidnapping; domestic battery with a deadly weapon resulting in significant bodily harm; domestic battery by strangulation; and coercion constituting domestic violence using threat or physical force.
Also during Stormy’s police interview, she confessed something that led Las Vegas police to place a call to law enforcement in Wichita Falls, Texas. On Thursday, February 27, inside a grey older model Ford sedan that had been long abandoned, Wichita Falls police found the remains of Stormy’s 11-year-old son, Logan Cline, who had been dead since December of 2019.
Official autopsy results have not yet been released, but a friend of Logan’s father, Nicholas Cline, received a message from him stating that the cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma.
Stormy was arrested in Las Vegas on February 29 on a Texas fugitive warrant for tampering with evidence in connection with Logan’s death. Corey, who was still in custody in Nevada, received two charges from Texas, as well: tampering with evidence and capital murder. Corey was indicted on those charges in April.
This tragic case just kept getting worse. In March, both Corey and Stormy were charged in Nevada with possession of visual pornography of a person under 16, three charges of sexual assault against a child under 16, two charges of lewd acts committed by a person over 18 with a child of 14 or 15, and child abuse or neglect. The details investigators released about these crimes were incredibly disturbing.
I’ve spent the last few days looking into every case I’ve ever covered on the blog and the podcast to find out the status of the various court cases, and suffice it to say I have a bit of a headache (and I’m nowhere near finished). Anyway, while digging into Logan’s case, I was surprised to find that the Nevada charges for both his drug-addled mother and her demonic boyfriend have been adjudicated, although it wasn’t covered by a single news outlet, so… tada?
Here we go:
In the State of Nevada vs. Stormy Johnson, a guilty plea agreement was accepted on May 1, 2020. It appears this agreement allowed Stormy to plead guilty to a single felony charge of child abuse; the rest of her Nevada charges appear to have been dismissed. The court heard victim impact statements on June 12, and on June 23, Stormy was sentenced to 12 to 30 months in the Nevada Department of Corrections with 98 days credit for time served. She was remanded to the Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center in Las Vegas to serve her sentence.
For what it’s worth, on August 3, Stormy’s attorney in Nevada filed a notice of withdrawal of counsel.
As for Stormy’s evidence tampering charge in Texas related to Logan’s death, there are currently no court hearings scheduled, and it’s entirely possible that there won’t be one until after she finishes her sentence in Nevada.
There are also no hearings scheduled on Corey Trumbull’s evidence tampering and capital murder charges in Texas. In Nevada, Corey entered a plea agreement on May 19, 2020, pleading guilty to two felony charges: lewd acts committed by a person over 18 with a child of 14 or 15 and child abuse. In turn, it appears the rest of the charges were dropped, and he was sentenced on August 4. For count 1, lewdness with a child, Corey received a sentence of two to ten years in the Nevada department of corrections, to run concurrently with his sentence on count 2, which was two to five years. He received a credit of 149 days time served.
Corey must also register as a sex offender with lifetime supervision, and he was ordered to pay the victim $1,293.80 in restitution.
On his felony charges in relation to beating Stormy to a pulp, Corey pleaded guilty on June 24 to a felony charge of battery with a deadly weapon. Victim impact statements were entered on July 1, and on August 5, Corey was sentenced to two to ten years to be served, again, concurrently with his other sentence. Credit for time served on that charge was 161 days.
Despite my best efforts, I was unable to find out where Corey will be serving his time, which may be because he is in protective custody lest the other prison inmates tear him limb from limb. (Deservedly so, IMHO.)
I hope with all my heart that their victim did not have to appear in court, either in person or by video conference, to enter her victim impact statements in both cases. She’s been traumatized enough by these two monsters.
I’ll keep my eye on this case, of course, and update you whenever I learn more. There will be justice for Logan yet.
Click here for my ongoing coverage of Logan’s case.
Sources: Clark County (Nevada) court website; Clark County Jail inmate roster; Wichita County (Texas) 78th district court administrator’s office; Wichita County 30th district court administrator’s office; VINElink