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Man arrested for Facebook threats against Clinton police officer

Cordarius Thompson - Source: CPD Cordarius Thompson - Source: CPD
CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Clinton Police have arrested one man on felony charges of retaliation against a public servant.

20-year-old Cordarius Ladale Thompson was arrested by Clinton Police following tips from concerned residents that Thompson threatened to “mug” a Clinton Police officer following a traffic citation for disobeying a traffic device.

During the traffic stop, Thompson posted a profanity laden tirade regarding his traffic stop on Facebook. Once the officer had delivered the citation to Thompson, the individual continued the video. Upon seeing the officer pull in to an adjacent business, the suspect stated that he would go to the gas station to “mug” the police officer.

Upon receiving notification of the threats, CPD began an investigation into the validity of the video. Once video was viewed by CPD, it was determined that there was enough evidence to charge Thompson with felony threat against a public servant.

“Officer safety is imperative to our department as we strive to protect and safeguard the citizens of the City of Clinton," said CPD Chief Hayman. "We take threats against our officers very seriously and will not tolerate behavior that threatens our officers.”

Cordarius Ladale Thompson was arrested Friday afternoon at his residence and brought to the Clinton Police Department.

Thompson was given $25,000 bond and has since posted bond.

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