KOSCIUSKO — An Attala County man, who allegedly threatened to murder President Barack Obama and damage University Medical Center, is expected in court today for a detention hearing.
David Williams, 45, of Highway 14 East in Attala County, was taken into custody by the Attala County Sheriff’s Department before being handed over to U.S. Secret Service agents Tuesday.
U.S. Attorney John Marshall Alexander, in a media release, said Williams was booked on charges of threats to kill the president and use of the telephone lines to threaten to damage a building by means of explosives.
Williams made the phone call from his home to the University Medical Center. If convicted on both counts, Williams faces up to 15 years in prison.
In January, Williams was charged by the ACSD for domestic violence/simple assault after he became angry will his stepson at a county residence and put dog feces on the child’s arm.
He was also charged with suspended driver’s license, no insurance and owed Attala County Justice Court fines of $1,375.25 at the time of the January incident.
In May, he was charged with open container by the Kosciusko Police Department.