Upton pleads guilty to felony

Power Pig radio personality guilty of threatening officer; has to resign from the city council

MOBILE – The trial of Evergreen radio personality Luther Upton ended abruptly Wednesday morning when Upton entered a guilty plea before the start of the second day of testimony in U.S. District Court.

Upton was charged with threatening to injure an Evergreen Policeman Dexter Rudolph.

Upton's sentencing is set for May 27 at 9 a.m. in Mobile at the federal courthouse.

According to Upton's attorney, Arthur Madden, there is no written agreement on the sentencing but they are hopeful that it will be probation and a possible fine.

U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose explained to Upton that he was plea...