A Mississippi radio host has been arrested and billed with a few counts of simple assault, stalking, obscene electronic communication, and cyber-stalking, which is a felony.
William “Napoleon” Edwards was taken into custody on Tuesday for allegedly cyber-stalking a Hinds County supervisor. In a courtroom listening to held on Wednesday, Municipal Court Judge Ali Shamsideen set Edwards’ bond at $20,000.
Edwards hosts a present on WPBQ radio and broadcasts live by way of Fb. Known to his listeners as The Cipher Voice, Edwards has developed a standing for exposing issues impacting the city of Jackson.
Formerly, Edwards has employed his online platform to contact out the mayor, the police main, and even local pastors. But the host’s on-air procedure of David Archie prompted the supervisor to accuse Edwards of cyber-stalking.
Archie promises Edwards produced demise threats versus him and falsely accused him of currently being a convicted felon. The supervisor alleges that during a Facebook Stay broadcast that took area past weekend, Edwards threatened to execute him.
In a information convention presented exterior Jackson Law enforcement Department headquarters Tuesday evening, Archie said: “There is data he [Edwards] put out about me that was totally true. I do not have a issue with that. What I have a dilemma with is that, if you are not a convicted felon, really don’t say you are a convicted felon. Edwards explained I was a convicted felon 2 times and I committed awful crimes towards females, which are completely not legitimate.”
At Wednesday’s hearing the choose requested Edwards to have no speak to with Archie. Edwards was also built subject matter to a gag buy that bars him from speaking about the instances of his arrest on air or by using Facebook.
A public defender set it to the judge that the cyber-stalking charge towards Edwards should be dismissed as his words experienced been taken out of context.
The defender managed that what the host mentioned was that he would use public information to go after Archie. Since Archie is a general public official, the lawyer argued that Edwards experienced the correct to discuss out from him.
Edwards’ sister, Darcell Odom, said that his family members fears for the radio personality’s safety even though he is in jail since The Cipher “has without doubt claimed some unfavorable factors with regards to some town officers.”