The court case between two Virginia House of Delegates members was continued until the new year.
The case between Del. Marie March, R-Floyd and Del. Wren Williams, R-Stuart, will now be heard on January 4, at 10 a.m. at the Wytheville Court House.
In an email to March, Breanna Goins, of the Wythe County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, said the judge was concerned about bad weather and requested the continuance.
The case was brought due to an incident at a Republican fundraiser at the Wytheville Meeting Center in Wytheville on Saturday, Sept. 24 that resulted in March filing misdemeanor assault and battery charges against Williams.
March accused Williams of intentionally slamming into her as he was leaving the building.
In her criminal complaint March wrote, “tonite (sic) I was @ (sic) the GOP fundraiser @ (sic) the Wytheville Meeting Center and my opponent intentionally pushed/shouldered (sic) slammed into me in front of a large group of people.”
Williams said he accidently bumped into March when he passed through an opening between people near the door.
“I immediately apologized and said, ‘oh sorry’ and then I kept walking and then she accused me of bumping her. I said, ‘no I did not bump you’ and I kept going,” he said.