FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A man was arrested Thursday after allegedly threatening to kill a “sworn law enforcement officer employed by the Florence County Sheriff’s Office” and their family, the sheriff’s office said in a release sent to News13 on Friday.
Christopher Anthony Hilton, 33, is accused of multiple counts of threatening the life of the person or family of a public official or employee and stalking. He remains in the Florence County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
According to the release, investigators said Hilton allegedly called the victim multiple times during a three-hour period on Tuesday and Wednesday and “threatened to shoot the victim’s residence, the victim and the victim’s family members.”
He also allegedly told the victim that he knew where their family members worked and where their children went to school, the release said.
“Investigators allege that Hilton’s actions demonstrated a pattern of unwanted verbal and electronic intrusion into the private life of the victim,” the news release said.
Count on News13 for updates.
📲 Download the News13 app to stay updated on the go.
📧 Sign up for WBTW email alerts to have breaking news sent to your inbox.
💻 Find today’s top stories on WBTW.com for the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.
* * *
Dennis Bright is a digital producer at News13. Dennis is a West Virginia native and graduate of Marshall University. He has won copyediting and journalism awards in Virginia and Ohio. Follow Dennis on Twitter and read more of his work here.