- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - An Ashveville City Council candidate has been charged with assault by shoving and throwing firecrackers and shoes, less than three weeks after he was charged with violating a domestic violence protective order.

The Citizen-Times (http://avlne.ws/1Bt5QzH ) reports that 44-year-old East West Asheville neighborhood activist Jonathan Wainscott is facing two misdemeanor charges stemming from a Wednesday incident involving Wainscott and people who were renting from him.

Police say Wainscott shoved one man and threw firecrackers and shoes at another.

The newspaper could not reach Wainscott for a comment on Friday.

On June 2, Wainscott was charged with cyberstalking and violating a domestic violence protective order.

Wainscott also ran for City Council two years ago and gained notoriety during a 2013 shouting match with City Councilman Cecil Bothwell.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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