If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
By Marlana Smith
A Macon County man was arrested after allegedly threatening to a shoot a local judge and slit the throat of a state employee.
Fifty-six-year-old Rodney S. Brown, of Excello, is charged with crimes in both Macon and Shelby counties in connection with two separate incidents.
Brown was arrested on May 27, 2022.
Brown has been charged in case No. 22SB-CR00095 with one court of tampering with a judicial officer, a felony D, and harassment – 1st degree, a felony E. Brown is also being charged with the same counts in case No. 22MA-CR00192.
According to the probable cause statement, Brown was present for a juvenile case hearing regarding his grandchild at the Macon County Courthouse on July 12, 2021. While at the courthouse, Brown allegedly threatened to shoot 41st Circuit Judge Fredrick Paul Tucker in the head.
This statement was allegedly made near a Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy, who heard the statement and duly reported it to Judge Tucker.
Additionally on the same date, a Macon County Children’s Division Case Work who is involved with the juvenile case regarding Brown’s grandchild, was walking to her vehicle following the hearing, when Brown allegedly approached her and allegedly threatened to slit her throat.
Court documents state that on January 13, 2022, Brown was attempting to gain access to the Shelby County Courtroom as Judge Tucker was on the judicial bench performing official judicial duties.
Brown is allegedly seen on audio and visual recording attempting to discuss the upcoming proceeding with an unnamed individual, regarding her potential disposition and demeanor.
Court documents stated that as the two walked into the courtroom, law enforcement stopped Brown at the door and denied him entry due to COVID-19 safety protocols.
Upon his denial at the courtroom door, Brown within view and earshot of Judge Tucker and others, allegedly stated “I am coming for you, Judge” in an aggressive and threatening manner.
According to the PC statement, Tucker told law enforcement this is not the first incident between him and Brown.
Ralls County Associate Judge David Mobely was appointed Judge on the two cases involving Brown.
Brown is being held without bond in the Randolph County Jail.
A bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, at 9 a.m. on Webex.
This story was written using information from court documents, which is one-sided. Rodney Brown is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.