WILLIAMSBURG — Former Williamsburg Mayor Clyde Haulman was found not guilty of assault and battery in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court earlier this month.
Haulman, who was mayor at the time until his term expired on June 30, was charged on March 13 after Gary Shelly, a Williamsburg landlord and long-time, persistent critic of the mayor, filed a criminal complaint for Class 1 misdemeanor assault and battery.
The charge stemmed from a March 10 incident that took place following City Council's first meeting in the new Stryker Center. In a written criminal complaint, Shelly said that Haulman assaulted him.
"I was assaulted. The assailant very...