Mike Walls, a member of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors, is facing several misdemeanor charges following an alleged confrontation on Saturday, May 6, during the annual May Faire with Billy Ray Cook, chairman of the Mathews Planning Commission.
Cook is running for a seat on the board of supervisors in the Nov. 7 election.
Walls has been charged with 1) assault and 2) disorderly conduct in a street or public place, both Class 1 misdemeanors, as well as 3) abusive language to another, a Class 3 misdemeanor. A hearing on the matter has been set for 9 a.m. Monday, May 22, in Mathews General District Court.
According to the written statement Cook submitted on Monday, May 8, the alleged incident occurred on the court green during the festival. In the statement, Cook said that Walls asked him to “come over and talk with him,” which Cook did. Then, according to the complaint, Walls allegedly threatened Cook, saying, “If you go against Tricia Stalls (sic, Tricia Stall, another ...
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