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9/12/2018 6:22:00 AM
Grant Resigns

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer


Gaston County Commissioner Don Grant, elected to Gastonia township seat on the board in 2016, resigned Tuesday, a week after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor in court.

Two people spoke at Tuesday's special Board of Commissioners meeting, called so other Commissioners could decide whether or not to censure him, before Grant announced his resignation.

Grant had entered a guilty plea to misdemeanor assault on a female in a 2017 case in which he was accused of putting his hand in a woman's pants inappropriately. Grant said he was checking her for bed bug bites after she called his extermination business complaining that she had bed bugs. He said he pulled the rear of her pants open after seeing no evidence of bed bug bites on her back. "There was nothing sexual about it," Grant said. The woman disagreed and filed charges against him last summer. She said he lifted her shirt and reached inside her waistband

Grant plead guilty to the assault charge in exchange for prosecutors dropping a sexual battery charge.

Grant said he plead guilty to the assault charge so “we could all move forward with our lives and hopefully bring closure to all concerned and affected.”

Grant’s resignation came at the start of the special meeting of commissioners.

The Gaston County Republican Party's executive committee will now choose someone to serve the remainder of Grant’s term which doesn't expire until 2020.



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