Chester, SC City Council Member Charged for Threats Against Police Chief & Major

From, March 27, 2014

Police arrested a member of the Chester City Council because of statements made against authorities, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Odell Williams, 70, is charged with two counts of threatening the life of a public official.

Chester City Council member charged for threats

SLED says the incident happened on March 10 following a city council meeting.

Williams threatened Chester Police Chief Andre Williams and Major Gene Gilmore in the Chester City Hall bathroom, according to the police report.

Odell Williams allegedly used racial slurs and threatened to “take them out.” He also put his hand on his pocket implying he was carrying a weapon at the time, police say.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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