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Ex-Rhome police chief accused of threatening to shoot former mayor

Brandon Davis, 41, of Justin
Brandon Davis, 41, of Justin

A former Rhome police chief and candidate for Wise County sheriff is accused of threatening to climb the Rhome water tower and shoot the ex-Rhome mayor.

Brandon Davis, 41, of Justin is also accused in a Wise County indictment of telling former Mayor Louis Godfrey that he was going to “kick” or “beat” “his ass.”

Davis also faces accusations of stopping two residents from attending Rhome City Council meetings in September 2015.

Davis could not be reached Wednesday for comment.

He surrendered in Weatherford on Monday to Parker County authorities. He was in custody a few hours before he posted $40,000 bail.

A Wise County grand jury indicted Davis on three charges: stalking, terroristic threat and official oppression. He was police chief of Rhome from June 2014 until May of this year.

According to the indictments, Davis is accused of making the water tower shooting threat to Godfrey in October 2014. The indictments charge him with threatening to assault Godfrey at least two more times, once in February of this year when he threatened to “beat” “his ass” and again in May, when Davis confronted Godfrey at the Rhome car wash and told him, “Let me catch you on my street and see what happens to you.”

Davis is accused of unlawfully detaining Nancy Jones of Rhome in May 2015, but the indictment does not provide details.

Davis is also accused of keeping residents Kenny Crenshaw and Ramah Burns from attending a City Council meeting on Sept. 10, 2015, according to the indictment.

Officials with the Texas attorney general’s office investigated the case and presented it to the Wise County grand jury, Wise County Sheriff Lane Aiken said Wednesday.

Wise County officials released the indictment Wednesday.

Rhome, about 25 miles northwest of Fort Worth, has a population of roughly 1,500 people.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr