Charge filed against Perry County Board president

Charges filed against Perry County Board president

NEW AUGUSTA, Miss. (WDAM) -Perry County Board of Supervisors President Bobby Bolton was charged with assault after an alleged altercation at a Board meeting Thursday.

Roxanna Whatley accused claims she tried to enter the meeting when Bolton shoved her.

New Augusta Police Chief Christy Carona said a warrant was issued for Bolton on Friday. Bolton turned himself in and was taken into custody.

Judge Paul B. Johnson released Bolton on his own recognizance Friday.

The court date is set for Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Municipal Courthouse in New Augusta.

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