Prosecutor Reviews Legislator's Arrest

1 decade 4 years 3 months ago Tuesday, January 31 2006 Jan 31, 2006 Tuesday, January 31, 2006 2:43:47 PM CST January 31, 2006 in News
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Bob Stringfield was taken away in handcuffs after the fracas with fellow county legislator Dan Tarwater yesterday afternoon at the end of a legislative meeting. Stringfield was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor. Police say Tarwater was struck several times, but some witnesses said Tarwater swung at Stringfield. It's not known what led to the confrontation, but Stringfield has been at odds in the past with fellow legislators. He filed a lawsuit last fall accusing the others of holding improper closed meetings. This morning Jackson County deputies turned their case file over to prosecutor Mike Sanders, who will announce his decision this afternoon on whether charges will be filed.

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