PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - The assault charges filed between a Portsmouth councilman and a woman claiming to be the mother of his child have been dropped.
WAVY.com reported last month Councilman Bill Moody was accused of having an extramarital affair and fathering a child with the woman. Portsmouth Mayor Kenny Wright called for Moody's resignation because Moody and the woman involved filed assault and battery charges against each other, elevating the situation from a personnel matter to the public eye.
According to court records, a protective order against Moody was withdrawn as were assault and battery charges. The same charges were dismissed against the woman.
Wright told 10 On Your Side last month the woman involved sent him pictures of who appears to be Moody in a delivery room cuddled up with an infant the woman says is Moody's child. Moody has requesting a paternity test.
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.