Lawmakers Make-up After Fight

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
The brawl ended with Jackson County legislator Bob Stringfield taken away in handcuffs. Some witnesses reported Stringfield threw the first punch when he hit Legislator Dan Tarwater. Stringfield had been at odds with fellow lawmakers after alleging an open meeting violation. But the rancor that marked last week's meeting wasn't evident yesterday when Tarwater told Stringfield he wanted to shake his hand and pledge to work together. The handshake turned into a hug. Among those in attendance for the hug-fest was Jackson County Prosecutor Mike Sanders, who is considering whether to file misdemeanor assault charges against Stringfield. He declined official comment on his decision.

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