Councilman Roy West goes to court on misdemeanor charges

Roy West addresses fellow Council members at a Statesville City Council meeting – WSIC Photo

It’s possible, but unlikely, there will be any resolution today in the case of Statesville City Councilman Roy West.

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He was in private warrant court this morning on two misdemeanor charges – communicating threats as well as assault and battery. State law mandates these be dealt with via arbitration if possible to avoid district court.

Fellow Councilman Jarrod Phifer took-out the charges on West, accusing him of causing a broken knee and a sprained thumb during a closed-door meeting last month.

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West told WSIC while waiting in court this morning that Phifer was not interested in arbitration. Phifer’s attorney could not be reached for comment.

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