Two Haralson County commissioners have settled their differences and a warrant hearing about a complaint of alleged assault has been cancelled.
Commissioner David Tarpley filed a complaint at the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 3 alleging that Commissioner Sammy Robinson hit him during an argument after the commission meeting that morning. Robinson disputed Tarpley’s account of the incident and said that Tarpley had grabbed his shirt during the argument, but no punches were thrown.
The two met with Haralson County Chief Magistrate Judge Brandon Heath on Tuesday for mediation, but couldn’t come to an agreement. So, a warrant hearing to determine if there was enough evidence to support any charges was scheduled for the following Tuesday. That hearing has now been removed from the court’s calendar, Judy Carroll, Haralson County Magistrate Court clerk, said on Thursday.
Tarpley said on Thursday that he and Robinson met privately that morning and worked out their differences.
“We’re going to go forward with our county business,” Tarpley said. “That’s the way it should be.”
Robinson said the two met over coffee to discuss the situation and it was over.
“We’re through with this,” Robinson said. “We need to move on.”