Town council member pleads guilty to intimidation, must attend anger management classes

Teddy Huffer is a council member in Burlington

BURLINGTON, Ind. -- A Burlington town council member is expected to serve a year probation after pleading guilty to intimidation, a misdemeanor.

Teddy Huffer reached a plea agreement on February 22 with Carroll County prosecutors, and a judge approved it on February 23.

Court documents show the town councilman walked up to an intern at Stout’s Funeral Home on October 3, pulled a handgun from his pocket and waved it in the man’s face, according to the probable cause affidavit.

“It will be your funeral next,” Huffer told the funeral home intern, court documents show. 

Huffer was upset because he couldn't park where he wanted to, prosecutors said.

As part of his plea agreement, Huffer must attend anger management classes, he can’t possess or carry a firearm, and he must have no further contact with Stout’s Funeral Home.

Prosecutor Nicholas McLeland told Call 6 Investigates the plea deal was fair given Huffer's lack of criminal history and his age of 80 years old.

"The victim also agreed with the plea that we made," said McLeland. "We still want to monitor him and make sure he doesn't have access to guns and no further contact with the funeral home."

Huffer has not submitted a resignation to the town of Burlington, which is located in Carroll County.

He was initially charged last year with intimidation and intimidation with a deadly weapon, both felonies.

Huffer has not yet returned a call from RTV6.

Per Indiana code, a public official can be removed from office if they are convicted of a felony.

Reinstatement can occur if the felony conviction is later reduced to a misdemeanor, but only if the felony conviction wasn’t based on actions taken in the person’s official capacity.  

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