Water Valley man charged for threatening a deputy

Published 7:20 pm Monday, July 8, 2024

A Water Valley man was arrested recently for threatening a law enforcement officer.

On July 6, a deputy with Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office was parked on a public easement on County Road 375, monitoring traffic on Highway 7.

While on the scene, the deputy was approached by 29-year-old Ryan Sellers of Water Valley. Sellers became irate and started to argue with the deputy regarding his presence on the road.

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Later into the encounter, Sellers began to make threatening gestures and made threats to harm the deputy physically.

Sellers was arrested and charged with retaliation against a public servant or witness and transported to Lafayette County Detention Center where he was booked on a $2,500 bond.