SLED: Man in Facebook video threatens to kill police chiefs

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Agents of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have filed additional charges against a North Charleston man for threatening the lives of several Charleston-area public officials on social media.

According to the affidavit, on January 26, Byron Long, 41, posted a video to Facebook in which he threatened the life of North Charleston Police Chief Driggers. He also said that “Mayor Riley, Keith Summey, the two chiefs of police and anybody else that be with them. I’m going to kill all you mother[exp] when I catch you. Keith Summey, Mayor Riley, your two Chiefs of police. F[exp] all y’all. Headshots.”

Byron Long
Byron Long

North Charleston Police Department had arrested and charged Long on Wednesday for threatening the life or family of a public official. His bond was set at $100,000.

Thursday, SLED filed two additional charges against Long for threatening the life or family of a public official. His bond was set at $25,000 for each charge.

Long is currently being held at the Charleston County Detention Center on three charges, totaling $150,000 bond.

The case was investigated by SLED and the North Charleston Police Department. The case will be prosecuted by the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

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