The montgomeryadvertiser.com nails it—except for that bit about threatening to “hit” the cop with the gun.

An Ider town councilman faces felony charges after authorities said he threatened a police officer with a staple gun.

James “Snuffy” Smith is charged with felony second-degree assault and disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.

Town attorney Tommy French said Smith “had words” with Ider police officer Lee Harrison at Ider Town Hall sometime Thursday afternoon.

Harrison, a part time Ider officer, said that Smith shoved him and threatened to hit him with a staple gun.

Smith denies the assault.

Ider Mayor Brad Hannah said the matter is under investigation.

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