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Aberdeen dispute

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Updated: 7/08 6:57 pm
ABERDEEN, Miss (WTVA) -- "It's really ridiculous" said one woman.

At a local convenience store in Aberdeen, news of the dispute between Police Chief Henry Randle and City Building Inspector Henry Low is the talk of the town.

Even the store owner thinks have gotten out of hand.

"We've got a lot more things going on in the city that the building inspector should be worried about," said Shelia Higgins, the store owner.

Low alleges he and Randle had a verbal confrontation in early June at a skating rink in Aberdeen.

According to Low, Chief Randle threatened to knock his teeth out.

We tried unsuccessfully to get both men for on camera interviews Tuesday.

Low said he was busy talking with the Aberdeen City attorney.

Chief Randle declined to talk on camera, but he denies threatening Low and says he had no reason to hit him.

Debra Odom of Aberdeen can't believe Randle would resort to threats.

"It's hard to believe Henry would lose his cool and threaten anybody. Henry is a people person," said Odom. 

But Low tells WTVA that Randle was anything but that at the skating rink.
 
On Monday, the two were in Lee County Circuit Court for a hearing to determine if Randle could be charged.

Meanwhile this alledged verbal confrontation, some believe, is giving the City of Aberdeen a black eye.

"We should be all joined for the good of the City of Aberdeen and not be arguing among ourselves," Odom continued.

The two are scheduled back in court at a later date where both sides will have an opportunity to bring witnesses.

We'll keep you updated.
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