FAIRMONT — A 39-year-old man threatened to kill a Fairmont Police officer and “all the other racist white police officers” and now faces a felony charge, according to court records.
The Fairmont Police Department charged Errol Edward Newsome Jr., with retaliation against a public official. He was arraigned in Marion County Magistrate Court with bond set at $7,500.
According to his criminal complaint: On Jan. 21, police arrested Newsome for misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication, obstructing an officer and refusing to submit fingerprints.
While being taken to North Central Regional Jail, Newsome told an officer that he would not make it home. He also dared the officer to tell him his name, saying Google was “for real.”
He also told police that he was from Detroit – he has a Fairmont address on his criminal complaint – and threated to kill the officer and assault his wife and child.
He then told the officer that he would kill him and the other “racist white police officers.”
If convicted Newsome faces one to 10 years in prison.