JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A man charged with threatening the life of a Jackson County police chief has entered a guilty plea to reduced charges.
Joseph Lance Nevels, son of the mayor of Paint Rock, apologized for his actions Monday, according to the police chief. Nevels pleaded guilty to two counts of harassing communications and driving under the influence.
He was ordered to serve a year and a half in jail, but the sentence was suspended provided Nevels serves three months' house arrest.
While they were looking for Nevels, officials found him in a driveway, but he failed to stop and was charged with DUI when his car slid off the road.
Nevels had other restrictions placed on him by the court, including no contact with the chief or his family, no possession of firearms, and must undergo a mental evaluation.
Chief Wilson said he agreed to the plea bargain because he felt it was the best way to keep his family safe.
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