Jury: Councilman not guilty of disorderly conduct
FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — Sylvania councilmember Tony Goolesby has been found not guilty of disorderly conduct following a confrontation with a political official during Ider Mule Day in 2010.
The Fort Payne Times-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/PaJhEj ) that jurors returned the verdict on Tuesday, clearing Goolesby of wrongdoing.
Goolesby took the stand in his own defense Monday and told the jury that he confronted Lowell Barron, then a state senator, at Mule Day. He said the issue involved his granddaughter, who was a member of the Ider cheerleading squad. Goolesby said she was going to be forced to wear a Lowell Barron campaign shirt during the event's parade.
Goolesby testified that he's not a fan of Barron, and told him "he was nothing more than a common street pimp" who was treating the girls like prostitutes.
Information from: Fort Payne Times-Journal, http://www.times-journal.com