Man facing assault charges after threats against Shelby County commissioner speaks out

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — A man facing misdemeanor assault charges against a Shelby County Commissioner spoke out for the first time since the complaint was filed.

Commissioner Tami Sawyer filed a complaint last week after a heated exchange with George K-Rack Johnson.

She confirmed a warrant was issued for Johnson’s arrest on Friday.

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Johnson was a volunteer with Sons of Confederate Veterans helping to remove the remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest downtown.

The two were involved in a heated argument at the plaza.

Since then, Sawyer said she and her family received death threats.

Johnson told FOX13 over a Facetime interview he did nothing wrong.

According to the complaint, he’s accused of a series of threats.

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FOX13′s Jeremy Pierre asked Johnson about the threats and any other messages he’s accused of sending Sawyer.

Johnson said he plans to get the situation resolved “very soon.”