UPDATE: Man arrested after Clarksdale police say mayor’s window shot at city hall

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Joseph Pittman

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was arrested and charged Wednesday after police in Clarksdale, Mississippi police say someone shot out a window in Mayor Chuck Espy‘s office in City Hall.

Police say Joseph Pittman, 28, of Clarksdale, was arrested just before midnight Tuesday. He’s been charged with felony eluding police, as well as a warrant for misdemeanor stalking and several tickets.

A worker discovered the damage to the second-floor window Monday. Police believe the window was shot from the outside sometime over the weekend.

Local police have called on the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to look into the shooting.

Meanwhile, police say they’re looking for a man they say left threatening messages on the mayor’s personal cellphone on Aug. 14. They say the threats were directed at the mayor and three other people.

This story has been updated with new information.

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