CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — A man who investigators believe left a threatening voicemail to a Mississippi mayor has been arrested.
WMC-TV reports Joseph Pittman is charged with felony eluding a law enforcement officer after being arrested late Tuesday.
He was also arrested on a warrant for stalking Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy.
Police Chief Robbie Linley said they've been investigating the voicemail on Espy's cellphone, which occurred about a month ago, and obtained an arrest warrant for Pittman as a result.
Linley did not release details about what the alleged threat involved.
As for the shooting, Linley says they're looking at it being connected to the alleged threat.
But, he says it remains under investigation.