The Clarksdale Police Department has arrested and charged a man for allegedly stalking Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy.
A police report Wednesday morning said, Joseph Pittman, 28, a black male from Clarksdale, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday for Felony/Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer in a Motor Vehicle. Police reports said Pittman was also written several misdemeanor tickets as part of the felony fleeing effort to apprehend him.
The incident that led to initial charges against Pittman occurred earlier this summer and was made public at Monday's City Board of Mayor and Commissioner's meeting by Espy.
Pittman was also charged with stalking, a misdemeanor. The stalking charge was made public this week as part of a press release announcing an investigation into a bullet found lodged in Mayor Espy’s office at City Hall on Monday morning.
Details of the bullet found in a City Hall window can be found in today’s Clarksdale Press Register.
A police report issued Monday afternoon alleged that on Saturday, Aug. 14, Pittman threatened Espy, “along with three other individuals” in phone call via voicemail.
As of Wednesday morning, Pittman was awaiting an Initial Appearance in the Clarksdale Municipal Court on all charges and any other hearings or court proceedings that might follow.