Monday, November 4, 2013
A man who has filed lawsuits against the City of Georgetown and members of City Council has now filed a criminal charge against Mayor Jack Scoville.
The Georgetown Times received a notice today that Scoville is expected to appear in Municipal Court next month because of a harassment claim filed by Steve Rothrock.
The 72-year-old Georgetown resident filed a police report Oct. 23, four days after the alleged incident took place.
According to the incident report, Scovile allegedly pulled in front of Rothrock's home at 422 Front Street which has several political signs in the yard in support of Scoville's opponent in Tuesday's election.
Rothrock told police Scoville asked “who do you think you are with those signs?”
The report continues by stating Scoville “continued to berate [Rothrock] in front of his friend to the point where he was afraid to come off his porch or say anything back.”
Rothrock reportedly told police he was afraid about the outcome and said he did not know what to do for several days but finally notified the police.
“Mr. Rothrock did look physically and emotionally shaken,” the report states.
Rothrock was notified the procedures of obtaining a courtesy summons.
The summons states the case will be heard at 9 a.m. December 19.
Scoville, so far, has not returned a call seeking comment.
Rothrock, earlier this year, settled a lawsuit he had filed against the city and members of council. As part of that settlement, Rothrock was given permission to place HardiePlank on three sides of his house at 116 Cannon Street, something that had been denied for years by the city's Architectural Review Board.