Charleston man arrested after reportedly threatening detective
A Charleston man was arrested on a threat charge after promising to “take care” of a detective after a court hearing, according to the incident report.
Damil Keith, 21, of West Lenevar Drive was in municipal court for a petit larceny charge Jan. 15. He was sentenced to pretrial intervention and ordered to pay restitution.
Outside the courtroom, Detective Richard Holmes told Keith’s attorney that Keith would have to pay about $1,000 to the victim.
“You think that’s funny,” Keith then told the detective, according to the report. “I got something. I’ll take care of you.”
“I can’t believe you just said that,” Keith’s attorney said, according to the detective.
Two security guards also overheard the remark, according to the report.
Keith was arrested Sunday and charged with threatening a public official. He was released from Charleston County jail Monday on $10,000 bail.
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