Pontiac man arrested for alleged threatening of an officer

Cody Beller is being held in jail in Bloomington for his alleged threatening of a McLean County Sheriff’s Deputy. (WJEZ File Photo)

By Patrick Baron

BLOOMINGTON – A Pontiac man is being detained in Bloomington after he allegedly threatened a police officer.

Cody Beller, 21, allegedly told a McLean County Sheriff’s Deputy “you’re next” while referencing several murders that have taken place in Bloomington since June.

Appearing in court, Beller was denied his request to be released without posting a cash bond. Associate Judge David Butler ordered Beller to pay $335 to be released, despite Beller’s assertion that if he stayed in jail, he could lose his job.

Patrick Baron can be reached at patrick.baron@cumulus.com.