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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:26 PM

Commissioner's Wife Facing Charges for Assault on AllOnGeorgia Reporter [View all]

By Jessica Szilagyi

The wife of a county commissioner is facing criminal charges after an incident at a budget hearing Friday morning involving a reporter.

According to an incident report by Summerville police, Abbey Winters, wife of Chattooga County Sole Commissioner Jason Winters, poured a drink on AllOnGeorgia reporter Casie Bryant as she sat at a conference table ahead of Friday’s public meeting. The drink soaked Bryant’s hair, clothing, belongings, and equipment. A witness called 911 and Summerville police responded to the Commissioner’s Office.

Present for the meeting and at the time of the incident were representatives from the local newspaper and the local radio station, WZQZ – FM 99.1 – AM 1180 Radio and four witnesses, all of whom offered statements to authorities, several of which included that Abbey Winters said twice after dumping the drink that Bryant “deserved” it.

According to the police report, news articles, and witness statements, Commissioner Winters stated after the incident that it was only an accident, but that Bryant ‘deserved’ it. After seeking legal counsel, authorities noted in the police report that Abbey Winters claimed that the whole thing was an accident and that she had tripped.

Read more: https://allongeorgia.com/chattooga-local-government/video-commissioners-wife-facing-charges-for-assault-on-allongeorgia-reporter/

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