Former mayor of Westover found not guilty of battery

Published: May. 26, 2023 at 1:11 PM EDT
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WESTOVER, W.Va (WDTV) - The former mayor of the City of Westover, Dave Johnson, has been found not guilty after being charged with misdemeanor battery last year.

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It stems from a dispute involving Johnson and former City Councilman Ralph Mullins.

Mullins accused Johnson of shoving him, causing a knee injury that required surgery.

Even with the not guilty verdict, Johnson and the incident are part of an ongoing federal civil complaint filed by Mullins in September 2022.