MAN THREATENS TO SHOOT MAYOR
Were you all aware of the recent threat to Mayor Tom Morrissey’s life? Didn’t you read all about it in our local printed news source, The Payson Roundup? No? That’s because apparently, they must have felt a threat to Our Mayor’s life was not deemed newsworthy! Well we do! So, we will give you the facts, that are currently available. We will also update as events occur on this.
On Thursday morning, July 9th, during the KMOG program “The Forum”, a call came in from a male caller allegedly threatening to shoot Mayor Tom Morrissey. The call was taken by Debbie at KMOG, who immediately called the Payson Police Department. The phone number was traced to William Powell, from Star Valley who was questioned and taken into custody. He was released from jail the following morning. Apparently, alcohol was involved. The case was transferred to the court in Fountain Hills and the arraignment was held Wednesday, July 22. Current status of the case is currently unknown, but we will monitor the situation and update as facts become available to us. Because an investigation is currently in progress, no other information is being made available at this time.
We feel the public should have been made aware of this event. A threat to a mayor would most likely be a newsworthy article in almost any other community of our size. Sadly, after two weeks, still only silence from our local newspaper. Perhaps it didn’t make print because alcohol was a factor? Surely people under the influence are never to be taken seriously and would surely never do anything stupid?! Or is it something else? We think the public has a right to know!
Why do you think it was never reported?
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