Sexual assault suspect kills himself in parking lot of Johnson County Sheriff’s office

Law enforcement in Johnson County say a 35-year-old male suspect committed suicide in the parking lot of their office earlier today. The suspect, Michael McGovern, was wanted for sexually assaulting two children under the age of 6.

According to a report by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, police served a warrant at his home outside of Mansfield on August 19th and located sexually explicit material on his computer involving child porn. After a graphic video was discovered of the suspect with two children, police issued a warrant for McGovern’s arrest on a charge of Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Indecency with a Child.

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office distributed a wanted poster calling for the suspect’s arrest.

Today at around 12:13PM, the suspect’s vehicle was seen pulling into the police station parking lot. As law enforcement approached to take him into custody, he took his own life with a handgun.

There was a heavy police presence at the office while police examined the scene and the Medical Examiner retrieved his body.