MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - No charges will be filed against state Senator David Lucas (D-Macon) after allegations he assaulted the 14-year-old grandson of his wife's political opponent.
Lucas and wife, current Macon-Bibb District 3 Commissioner-Elect Elaine Lucas, were involved in an altercation with the teen at a campaign party at the Lakeview Apartments.
The Bibb County DA's office determined there is insufficient evidence to prosecute State Senator Lucas,
and the case is now closed.
Kinya Miller filed a report with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, saying Lucas walked up to her 14-year-old autistic son at Lakeview Apartments, where Lucas' wife was holding a campaign event.
Miller says the state Senator began choking him. The 14-year-old is the grandson of Terry Tripp, who was running against Elaine Lucas for Macon-Bibb county commission.
David Lucas flatly denied the accusation.
Macon-Bibb Commission candidate Elaine Lucas said the events that unfolded that night were an attempt to distract voters.
"It was a wonderful event until the granddaughter of my opponent showed up and tried to disrupt the function," Lucas said.
Elaine Lucas did confirm an altercation took place, after Tripp's relatives were asked to leave the event, but she says her husband tried to be a peacemaker.
"They proceeded to create what could have been a really bad situation had the security there not stepped in," Lucas said.
Miller says she has video of the incident.
Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says while the chatter of political drama may be the case, his job was to find the facts.
"If there is any type of criminal activity follow that up through the DA's office or the solicitors office and get a successful resolution to it," Davis said.