Ali RosenOct 12, 2017, 12:11 amOct 26, 2017, 5:06 pm

Mount Vernon holds 1st city council meeting since dispute

Councilman Andre Wallace and candidate Butch Thomas, the mayor's brother, allegedly had a physical altercation two weeks ago

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Mount Vernon held its first city council meeting since a highly-publicized dispute between Councilman Andre Wallace and candidate for city council, Butch Thomas.

The dispute took place during one of Thomas's campaign events. Thomas is the brother of current Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas.

The two families are said to have a history of not getting along, and during the event, Thomas claims that Wallace spit in his face, while Wallace claims that he was punched by Thomas.

There is currently no official word if either Butch Thomas or Andre Wallace pressed charges following their dispute.

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