Police: Suspect threatens estranged wife, arrested again

Police: Suspect threatens estranged wife, arrested again (Reporter: Amanda Brannon)

GREENVILLE - A man arrested for allegedly impersonating a law enforcement officer faces new charges.  Police say he threatened to kill his estranged wife if she didn't lie for him in court.

Detectives said they had previously received information that Norman Shackley was trying to coerce his estranged wife into testifying falsely on his behalf regarding his other court cases.  He reportedly threatened to kill her if she did not comply as he instructed her to do, according to a news release.

Police say he was arrested at his home without incident Wednesday.  Shackley is facing extortion, intimidating a witness and obstruction of justice charges.  Shackley was jailed under a $400,000 secured bond. However, jail officials tell NewsChannel 12 Shackley's bond has been changed to $550,000.

If Shackley is released on bond, he is to have no contact with his estranged wife, according to court records.


A man trying to pass as a federal law enforcement officer is now facing charges.

The incident happened on December 23, 2012 in Greenville.  The victim told police that Norman Shackley confronted him at Ample Mini Storage on Arlington Blvd, when Shackley attempted to enter the secured area without using an access code.  The victim denied entry to Shackley because everyone who enters must use a security code.  The victim reported that Shackley then cursed the man and told the man he was a federal law enforcement officer, displayed a gold-colored badge, and then threatened to arrest the man.

Detectives from the Greenville Police Department were contacted and followed up on the complaint.

Shackley was arrested without incident.  Detectives seized a gold-colored badge from Shackley at the time of the arrest.

Shackley was jailed under a $100,000 secured bond.

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