A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., contractor charged with threatening a Hancock Town Councilman and making a false report to police has requested a jury trial, Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Robert Veil said.
Victor Wyn Dill, 52, made his request for a trial prior to a scheduled appearance in Washington County District Court Wednesday morning, Veil said.
Dill, who was hired by the town to perform work on its water plant, was charged on June 27 following an argument on May 30 with Councilman Darwin Mills.
According to charging documents, Dill approached Mills, who was sitting in his parked car in the 100 block of West Main Street in Hancock and began discussing the contract he had with the town. Mills told him he didn't want to talk about it, which sparked a heated argument, charging documents state.