- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - Police say a Hobbs city commissioner made threats against one of his commercial property tenants before choking him.

The Hobbs New-Sun reports Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb is prosecuting the case against Dwayne Penick in connection with a Feb. 8 altercation at Curls & Swirls Rolled Ice Cream.

Surveillance video from inside a store and obtained by the News-Sun appears to show Penick approaching a man in a car, with punches thrown by both men when the man got out of the car.

Penick was charged with assault, battery and disorderly conduct.

Fellow City Commissioner Christopher Mills, a defense attorney, is representing Penick. He says the tenants just want to get out of their lease.



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Information from: Hobbs News-Sun, http://www.hobbsnews.com

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