New Bern mayor found not guilty of assault

August 27, 2010 3:18:04 AM PDT
A Craven County jury found New Bern Mayor Lee Bettis not guilty of assault Thursday.

Bettis was the last witness in a day-long trial. He faced charges of assault on a female and disorderly conduct from an incident that happened earlier this summer.

The woman claimed Bettis touched her at the Twin Rivers YMCA during a dispute at the pool. However, five witnesses say they never say the Mayor assault the woman.

Bettis has served as mayor of New Bern since 2009.

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