Town Manager Found Guilty Of Assault And Battery

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A former Atlantic Beach town manager faces 30 days in prison or a $500 fine after being found guilty of assaulting a resident trying to get public records at town hall.

The assistant solicitor who prosecuted the case says 54-year-old Benny Webb was found guilty Thursday in a Myrtle Beach courtroom. He was charged with third-degree assault and battery in May following a State Law Enforcement Division investigation.

Webb was charged for grabbing and threatening to harm Paul Curry, who was asking for public records on Jan. 31 at Town Hall. He has until Jan. 24 to pay the fine.

Webb said near the end of 2011 that he would resign and stayed on the job until March 12.

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