- Associated Press - Saturday, October 15, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Deputies say the director of the Richland County Recreation Commission tried to intimidate a witness two days after he was indicted on a charge he tried to coerce female employees to have sex with him.

Authorities said James Brown III was at the commission’s office Friday when he approached a woman in a threatening manner. Brown is not supposed to talk to the woman because of the current investigation into the agency.

Deputies charged Brown with intimidation of a witness. He was indicted Wednesday on a misconduct in office charge.

Brown’s lawyer says in a statement that none of the allegations are true and prosecutors are just looking to charge Brown with something.

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