According to an eyewitness, Aberdeen Municipal Court Judge Adrian Haynes and Barbara Vassar, an employee in the city clerk’s office, were involved in a physical altercation Wednesday in the clerk’s office at Aberdeen City Hall.
The witness, City of Aberdeen Building Inspector David Low, said Haynes allegedly engaged Vassar in a verbal altercation over her job performance. Vassar allegedly returned strong words when Haynes reportedly slapped Vassar’s hand and then her face. An alleged scuffle ensued that was broken up by Aberdeen Police Major Quinell Shumpert.
No arrests were made.
So far, no charges have been filed.