Court documents: Mount Hope Housing Director arrested for threatening police chief

Fayette County

MOUNT, HOPE , W. Va. (WVNS) — A local city official has been arrested for threatening the Mount Hope Police Chief in court, according to court documents. 

According to the Housing and Urban Development’s website, Sonia Meredith is the Executive Director of the Mount Hope Housing Authority.

Meredith allegedly threatened Mount Hope Police Chief Stan Ellison on December 28, 2017. Documents state Meredith said she would get an attorney and see that Ellison was “fired or dead.”

Ellison was in court for a hearing after charging a woman with diving while license suspended and no insurance. The woman charged pleaded guilty and told the judge she need to make a phone call to someone to help her pay the fine.

Ellison states in court documents Meredith, who had nothing to do with the case, showed up to court and asked to see the city ordinance in regards to the charges against the woman. 

Court documents say Meredith was disruptive and acting disorderly.   She was reportedly then asked to leave.

The report goes on to say Meredith told Ellison he had no right to ask her to leave out the back door and she wanted to go back upstairs. When Ellison asked her to leave again and that’s when Meredith reportedly said she would get an attorney and see that Ellison was fired or dead.

Meredith was later arrested and charged with obstructing an officer, terroristic threats, willful disruption of government processes and crimes against the peace.

Court documents do not state how the woman involved in the case with the suspended drivers license and Meredith know each other. 

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