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Police: Upstate man arrested for threatening life of public official

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Roger Connally (Source: Greenwood Co. Detention Center) Roger Connally (Source: Greenwood Co. Detention Center)
GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police said an Upstate man was arrested on multiple charges after a drunken evening in Greenwood.

According to an incident report from Greenwood Police Department, 55-year-old Roger Thomas Connally was arrested and charged with trespass after warning, threatening the life of a public officials and public intoxication on Tuesday.

Police said they responded to an apartment on Tennesse Court in reference to a civil dispute. Upon arrival, officers spoke to a female victim who said Connally was passed out on her couch and she wanted him to leave.

The victim told police she knew Connally from previous employment and that when she'd arrived home around 6 p.m., she found him sitting on her front porch. She told officers that Connally had been drinking and said he had threatened her in the past. She said she wanted to ask him to leave, but was afraid.

Police said that when they entered the residence and made contact with Connally, he immediately began arguing with the female victim about her calling the police. When police told Connally to leave the apartment, he ignored them and continued to argue with the woman.

Police said Connally's breath smelled of alcohol and he had slurred speech and difficulty keeping his balance.

The incident report states that Connally ignored repeated commands from police to leave the residence, and continued arguing with the woman until he stepped toward an officer in an "aggressive manner" and uttered an expletive toward the officer.

Then, police said they placed Connally under arrest. As police searched Connally's person, they located a brown plastic bag that contained a white rock-like substance believed to be methamphetamine. When police asked Connally what the substance was, he told them he didn't know. It later tested negative for meth.

Police said when they placed Connally into an officer's patrol vehicle, he said that he had "killed many people," and that he would find the officer and end the officer's life.

The incident report says that after Connally was transported by officers to city hall, he refused to cooperate during the booking process and was advised that he was being placed on trespass notice for all Housing Authority property.

Connally was then transported to Greenwood County Detention Center and issued a citation for trespassing after warning, public drunk, and threatening the life of a public official.

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