WEIS Radio news reported Thursday afternoon that a Piedmont City Council member has been convicted on a misdemeanor charge of menacing in Calhoun County.

Ben Keller was arrested in July after a victim said Keller pointed a gun at him and said threatened him.

Keller was sentenced to 180 days in jail. The sentence was suspended and Keller was placed on 24 months probation, to be supervised through community corrections, WEIS reported.

Keller was fined $250, court costs, and ordered to pay fines, restitution and assessments. He has 14 days to appeal the conviction.

Piedmont Mayor Bill Baker told WEIS that city officials are in contact with the city attorney and the Alabama League of Municipalities regarding legal options.