VADER - City Council member Andy Wilson Jr. was arrested and booked into jail Sunday for allegedly violating a no-contact order by making statements about his wife to a third person.
Wilson, 85, had been arrested Dec. 8 after he was accused of threatening to kill his wife, Barbara, 61, for allegedly withdrawing an unspecified amount of money from their joint savings account. He pleaded not guilty to the felony count of domestic violence and is scheduled to go to trial on the charge the week of March 7 in Lewis County Superior Court.
According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Wilson made specific comments about his wife to the person Sunday afternoon in the 700 block of B Street in Vader.
Wilson’s arrest marked the third time a Vader City Council member had been arrested in 14 months. Rodney Allison was pulled over during a traffic stop in November 2009 and cited for driving with a suspended license. An officer also found a crystalline substance near Allison when he was being booked into the Lewis County Jail. Lab tests reportedly identified the substance as methamphetamine.
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Allison was charged with meth possession, but the charges later were dropped. Prosecutors determined they could not prove whether the meth was found in a pocket of Allison’s clothing or on the floor near him at the jail.