Meigs council member arrested after brawl at city hall

Meigs council member arrested after brawl at city hall
Meigs City Hall
Meigs City Hall
Attorney Tommy Coleman
Attorney Tommy Coleman

MEIGS, GA - A Meigs city council member is in jail after a brawl Thursday morning at City Hall.

Councilwoman Stephanie Battle was charged with criminal trespass.

Attorney Tommy Coleman said the dispute began after the Mayor wanted to remove bank statements and other documents from City Hall.

When the City Manager refused, Battle attempted to intervene on the Mayor's behalf.

Coleman said, “This is part of a continuing saga in Meigs of conflict between the members of the council and the members of the staff.”

The Police Chief asked Battle to leave several times, and when she refused, he arrested her.

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