published Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Police News: Facebook threat lands man in jail

Facebook threat lands man in jail

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Wednesday accused of threatening a deputy on Facebook.

William Heath Skiles was charged with retaliation for past actions and is at the Hamilton County Jail in lieu of a $175,000 bond, according to a release. Skiles wrote that he would kill any deputy who disrespected him, apparently in retaliation for his wife's receiving a traffic citation.

In the post, Skiles wrote that an officer took Skiles' grandmother's nightsticklike baton and charged her with carrying an unlawful weapon.

"I am going to kill this son of a ----- and any other cop who wants to cross me," Skiles wrote Wednesday. "No point in living like a slave. Come get me you Godless Nazi."

Teenager shot; brother charged

Chattanooga police charged a man with shooting his brother Friday.

Michael Burse, 19, told officers he thought Joaqin Burse, 18, had unloaded their shotgun before Michael Burse pointed it at him. He pulled the trigger about 3:30 p.m., according to a news release, accidentally shooting his brother in the chest at 266 Buena Vista Drive.

Joaqin Burse is in critical condition, according to the release. Michael Burse has been charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

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