Asheville Citizen-Times reports:
Asheville City Councilman Gordon Smith was punched in the head Tuesday night at an election gathering at a Merrimon Avenue restaurant.
“I was dropping by Lael Gray’s election party, and a person hit me in the back of the head without provocation,” Smith said this morning. ... Smith was not injured.
David Roat, 43, was charged in the incident with simple assault and assault on a female, according to the Buncombe County Magistrate’s Court. ...
At one point, Roat served as Smith's campaign manager. ...Read the full article
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