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Police: Greenville man threatened to kill estranged wife

Posted March 6, 2013

A 47-year-old Greenville man was arrested early Wednesday after police say he threatened to kill his estranged wife if she would not give false testimony on his behalf. 

Norman Henry Shackley is charged with extortion, obstruction of justice and intimidating a witness. 

Shackley's latest charges stem from a Dec. 23, 2012, arrest in which police said he impersonated a law enforcement official after getting into an altercation with a man at Ample Mini Storage on Arlington Boulevard.

Shackley told the man he was a federal officer, displayed a gold-colored badge and threatened to arrest him. He received a $100,000 secured bond in that case.

Shackley was in jail Wednesday under a $400,000 secured bond.

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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Mar 6, 2:38 p.m.

    I wish there was a penalty for him that would keep her safe for a good long time, but unfortunately, in the US, he has to actually kill her to get that good long sentence which is crazy to me.

    Any kind of threat of bodily harm, especially a threat to kill, should have just as strong a penalty as actually killing someone. That would keep their target safe from them for a good long time, and it would also teach teachable people to watch what they say, weeding them out from the unteachables, like this guy seems to be.

  • highcountry Mar 6, 12:48 p.m.

    Wow.. good for her for doing the right thing! He looks like a bully! And he obviously is!!!

  • pat7 Mar 6, 10:14 a.m.

    I know lawn slugs smarter then he is ....

  • Scubagirl Mar 6, 9:28 a.m.

    bit slow to learn, ain't he?