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.
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.
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.”
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