West: Councilman Phifer’s injuries not sustained during meeting

Photos submitted by Todd Hollas, attorney for Councilman Jarrod Phifer


Statesville City Councilman Roy West spoke with WSIC yesterday about an interaction between himself and Councilman Jarrod Phifer during a closed-door meeting last month.

West says there was no physical contact between the two and that there’s no way Phifer was injured in that meeting. An attorney for Phifer disagrees saying his client suffered a broken knee and a sprained thumb.

West says he didn’t swing at Phifer and that other Council members intervened before anything happened. He goes to court on two misdemeanor charges next month.

West says he wishes the matter would go away, saying he has embarrassed himself and the Council.

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