SCSO: Man arrested, charged with assault after making threats to commissioner

Memphis, Tenn. — A man accused of making threats towards Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer is in custody, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

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SCSO told FOX13 that Gerorge Johnson has been taken into custody and jailed at 201 Poplar Ave. after walking in with his attorney around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

A warrant was issued for Johnson’s arrest several days after the Sons of Confederacy volunteer and Sawyer got into a verbal altercation during the removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s remains in Downtown Memphis.

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After the altercation, Sawyer reported that she and her family received death threats while Johnson stated that he did nothing wrong.

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