Bridgeport councilman arrested on mis...

Bridgeport councilman arrested on misdemeanor menacing and harassment charges

There are 5 comments on the Alabama Live story from May 8, 2012, titled Bridgeport councilman arrested on misdemeanor menacing and harassment charges. In it, Alabama Live reports that:

Bridgeport City Councilman Byron Leon Dave was arrested today on misdemeanor charges of menacing and harassment for an incident in which he reportedly brandished a pistol, a Jackson County Sheriff Department news release said.

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Chattanooga, TN

#1 May 9, 2012
Leon at election time
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Hixson, TN

#2 May 9, 2012
Ok, I HEARD something disturbing last night,I am not stating this as a fact, it is hearsay and I am just wondering if it is true. Due to the fact that leon represents this city and we are citizens we have a right to know. It is being said that Leon was not , in fact arrested by Bridgeport Police department,(due to a conflict of interest?)It was then reported that he turned himself in to the county-BUT, they said that he actually had the Bridgeport Police Chief drive him to Scottsboro, where Leon signed his bond and then was driven back to Bridgeport by the Bridgeport Police chief. If this is true, first of all, he should have been arrested by BPD,cause if you're breakin the law, you're breaking the law-what conflict is there? Secondly, it seems a much bigger conflict of interest for one of the BPD to drive him down there and back in a city car on city time at the taxpayers expense. Does this make sense to anyone else? Is it even true? I seriously just would like to know as a taxpaying, voting citizen of Bridgeport.

United States

#3 May 9, 2012
Him and Robert Kirk are tight,you better watch what you say,you will be targeted by the big bad Bridgeport Police ever heard the saying"one hand washes the other" who do you think keeps the chief from being removed from.that position with all the illegal crap he does....why don't you just ask around,he's been in trouble for drinking while on the job,from money missing.....they need new leadership from the top all the way down....
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Hixson, TN

#4 May 9, 2012
I have nothing against Kirk,nothing at all, he has always seemed very nice. I wasn't trying to start anything, but was really wondering if what I had heard was true.

Stone Mountain, GA

#5 May 9, 2012
The accusations against Councilman Dave are false and a ploy to damage his reputation prior to the election.

The McComb boys, Bobby "Buster", Jimmy Lee and Oliver are infamous for causing problems in the community.

Councilman Dave has worked diligently for Bridgeport and unselfishly assisted during the 2011 tornadoes.

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