According to court documents obtained by WEIS Radio News, Ben Keller represented himself in the courtroom of Judge Nateisha Bates. Keller was arrested and charged back in July for pointing a gun at someone and threatening to kill them.
According to the warrant, Keller was charged with one count of Menacing, a class B misdemeanor. It stated that on July 1st, the victim stated that Keller pointed a gun at him saying, “I will kill you.” It also stated that Keller told the victim, “I will give someone an eight ball and have you killed.”
On Thursday Keller was sentenced to 180 days in jail with that sentence being suspended and Keller being placed on supervised probation for 24 months to be supervised through community corrections.
Keller was also fined $250 plus court cost and was ordered to pay fines, court costs, restitution, assessments, and/or other court-ordered monies at a rate of $50.00 per month beginning September 15, 2019.
We reached out to Piedmont Mayor Bill Baker regarding the matter and at this time they are in contact with the city attorney and the Alabama League of Municipalities regarding legal options.
Keller has 14 days in which to appeal the order.