Charges dropped against Scott in mailbox incident

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The charge of Malicious Injury to Personal Property that was previously filed against Williamston resident and Town Councilman Otis Scot was dismissed on February 22. Scott’s attorney Lee Cole offered the following statement:

“Mr. Scott is completely innocent, and he was looking forward to present his case to a jury to clear his name of this false accusation. However, Mr. Scott’s accuser did not appear for the trial, so the Court rightly dismissed the charge against him. Mr. Scott would like to thank the entire community for their support and prayers during this difficult time.”

The charges stemed from a misunderstanding with a former neighbor, Daniel Keeler, who once resided at 5 A Street in Williamston. Scott lives at 4 A Street. Keeler, who, according to the 2014 incident report on file at the ACSO, now lives in Forney Texas, but still owns the residence on A Street, complained that Scott had sent him an e-mail, telling him that on September 27 he had removed Keeler’s mailbox; which Scott claimed was on his property, and had placed it on Keeler’s front porch.