Charge against Commissioner’s wife for dumping drink on a reporter


The Summerville News reports the charges against Abbey Winters are Disorderly Conduct and Simple Battery.  They cite the police report that says Winters, after consulting with an attorney, claims that she accidentally spilled the drink after tripping near her.


SUMMERVILLE, Georgia (WDEF) – The Summerville Police department is swearing out a warrant against the wife of the top politician in Chattooga County.

The move follows an incident at the County Commissioner’s meeting this morning in Chattooga County.

Local reporters were sitting in the office waiting for the meeting to begin, when witnesses say Abbey Winters poured a soda over the head of reporter Casie Bryant.

She works for the All On Georgia website.

The drink also splashed on the tablet she was using.

Witnesses say immediately afterwards, Winters told the reporter that she deserved that.

The reporter left and the Commissioner’s wife was escorted out of the room.

Commissioner Jason Winters


WZQZ News reports that Commissioner Jason Winters later referred to the incident as an accident, but also added that the reporter deserved it.

The radio station also reports that the Winters were upset with some posts by Bryant on social media.

Summerville Police were called to the meeting and applied for a warrant against Mrs. Winters later in the afternoon.

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