A 46-year-old Cayce man, charged with harassing two Cayce City Council members, has been warned by a judge to keep away from them.
Michael Keith O’Neill, of the 1200 block of Decatur Street, is free on bail after his arrest Friday on second-degree harassment charges involving Mayor Elise Partin and Councilman Skip Jenkins. The misdemeanor is punishable by up to a $200 fine and 30 days in jail.
O’Neill’s trial is set for Oct. 21 in city court.
The council members, both seeking re-election, said previously that they had received more than half a dozen telephone calls from a man who was upset over utility rates. But the caller became threatening, they said.