John Huff Jr, an alderman on the Helena-West Helena City Council, turned himself in to police after a warrant had been obtained for his arrest in connection with an alleged incident that occurred on Friday, Sept. 9 when petitions to reorganize the structure of the city's governing body were being turned in to the city clerk for certification to appear on the November general election ballot.

John Huff Jr, an alderman on the Helena-West Helena City Council, turned himself in to police after a warrant had been obtained for his arrest in connection with an alleged incident that occurred on Friday, Sept. 9 when petitions to reorganize the structure of the city's governing body were being turned in to the city clerk for certification to appear on the November general election ballot.

According to Police Chief Virgil Green, Elijah Mondy, owner of radio station KJIW, and attorney and former Helena-West Helena mayor James Valley, went to city hall to hand-deliver petitions for ballot certification where Huff confronted them.

In an affidavit, Mondy alleges that things got "very ugly" when the alderman began to attack him verbally, threatening he and his family. Mondy stated the treats were "derogatory and inflamed with vulgarity towards him."

Mondy added in the affidavit that Huff began making threats that he would have a member of his family attack Monday's family.

The incident reportedly took place in the lobby of city hall and Mondy claimed several other citizens were present.

Green says Huff faces three misdemeanor criminal charges of terroristic threatening, disorderly conduct and harassment.

"The Helena-West Helena Police Department contacted Mr. Huff and urged him to turn himself in, which he did," stated Green.

Huff turned himself in to police Tuesday night.

The presiding judge allowed Huff to be released on his own recognizance. Huff was scheduled to appear before a district court judge today at 9 a.m. to enter a plea regarding the charges.