Monday, May 18, 2009

Woman Charged with Harassing Republicans

A June 15 court date has been set for a Putnam County woman, charged with leaving threatening phone messages at the county's Republican Party headquarters. According to a report by Officer Joe Greenwood, a call came into the local party offices on Saturday morning from a phone number in Algood, in which a woman allegedly cursed at workers and said "someone should bomb you." That phone number was traced back to 65-year-old Alice Jean Bishop of Dry Valley Road and warrants were taken out charging her with harassment, saying that the comments placed the employees in fear of bodily injury or death. Bishop was picked up by an Algood police officer and brought to the jail where she made a $5,000 bond pending her court appearance.