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Statement By Titus County Sheriff Tim Ingram On Saturday Protest In Mt. Pleasant

Saturday, June 20th, 2020, Titus County Sheriff Tim Ingram and some of his deputies were on hand along with several other law enforcement agencies to help make sure a planned peaceful protest remained “peaceful.” On hand were the Mount Pleasant Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety area Troopers, and Titus County Constables.

The organizers of the event had made it clear that they intended to keep the event peaceful. However, some opposing views espoused on social media in the days leading up to the event gave area law enforcement officials cause to make sure to have a significant presence on hand. Just in case anyone wanted to disrupt the event or otherwise commit any breaches of the peace.

Shortly after 11:00 am, two men exchanged verbal threats with each other, which constituted a breach of the peace and were quickly arrested by Titus County Deputies without incident. Deputies arrested 54-year-old Terrick Johnson, of Mount Pleasant, and 55-year-old Freddie McNeil, of Naples, for Disorderly Conduct, a Class C Misdemeanor.

Titus County Sheriff Tim Ingram would like to express his gratitude to those in attendance, despite some actively opposing views, yet things came off peacefully. Sheriff Ingram believes the absence of any significant problems at the event is a testament to our citizens’ good character. Ingram also wants to thank the many citizens who have voiced their support for law enforcement professionals both locally and nationally.