NEWS
05/06/2016 16:07 EDT | Updated 05/07/2017 01:12 EDT

Town councillor in Westlocked, Alta., charged with assaulting reeve

WESTLOCK, Alta. — A 66-year-old civic official in the northern Alberta community of Westlock is facing criminal charges after an argument involving three elected officials turned physical.

RCMP say the incident happened just before a county council meeting on April 19.

It's alleged the disagreement resulted in an altercation between the county reeve, Bud Massey, and councillor Dennis Primeau.

There were no serious injuries but RCMP say a week later, a complaint was filed.

Primeau, 66, has been charged with one count of assault and is scheduled to appear in provincial court on May 25.