It appears the wife of Keith Lamont Scott recently filed a restraining order against him and specifically said he was a threat to law enforcement because he carried a 9MM pistol.
From Time Warner Cable New Charlotte reporter Jenna Barnes:
— Jenna Barnes (@Jenna_Barnes) September 26, 2016
…aaaaaaand there goes that narrative. https://t.co/QQqSRGiDLD
— RBe (@RBPundit) September 26, 2016
Hoo boy. https://t.co/6bPKjO4ENF
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) September 26, 2016
According to the Gaston Gazette, the restraining order stemmed from an incident when the family was living in South Carolina where Scott punched his wife and their 8-year-old child “in the head three times.” However, Mrs. Scott voluntarily withdrew the order “eleven days later”:
On Oct. 5, a Gaston County District Court judge granted his wife a temporary restraining order. The court order told Scott not to go near his wife, three of their children and the children’s schools.
He was not allowed near their Gastonia apartment they’d called home since April 2014, according to court documents. He was told to turn over a black 9mm handgun he owned illegally.
Eleven days later, Rakeyia Scott voluntarily dismissed the order against her husband, writing, “He is no longer a threat to me and my family.”
But three days before she got the order, Keith Scott had kicked her, punched their 8-year-old in the head three times and threatened to kill her with the gun, she had written.
“He said he is a ‘killer’ and we should know that,” she wrote.
She said the man she’d been married to since she was 18 did not have a gun permit and was a felon, having been incarcerated from April 2004 to April 2011.
She checked a box saying her husband had threatened her with the gun before.