Woman Accused of Posting Cop's Pic on Facebook

Saturday, Oct 13, 2012  |  Updated 9:51 PM CDT
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Woman Accused of Posting Cop's Pic on Facebook

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A North Texas woman has been charged with retaliation for allegedly posting an undercover police officer's picture on Facebook.

Mesquite police say Melissa Walthall did so because the officer testified against her friend in a drug case. A federal affidavit says her Facebook post identified the person as an undercover cop.

The affidavit says the post posed a viable threat to that officer's safety.

The Dallas Morning News reports that her friend, George Pickens, later told police he was upset about the officer's testimony.

Court documents say his brother Bobby Stedham used the photo to make fliers, and the two men planned to display the signs. Police reported finding them while searching Pickens' Dallas-area house.

Stedham has been charged with retaliation, and Pickens faces federal drug and weapons charges.

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