Fmr Councilman drops lawsuit after apology for assault - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Fmr Councilman drops lawsuit after apology for assault

By James Clark - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Former Lubbock City Councilman John Leonard dropped a lawsuit against three men who were accused of assaulting him.  Police were called to Leonard's apartment on Christmas Eve 2008 after a 911 call. 

Leonard claimed that when he asked his neighbors to turn down loud music, and stop yelling at each other then they became aggressive even to the point of coming into his apartment to assault him.  No criminal charges were filed.

Two of the men, Abner Robert Simmons, III and  Justin Salas wrote letters of apology to Leonard.  A written statement from Leonard's attorney, Kevin Glasheen, says "The evidence has established that the third Defendant, Roy Austin Gober, was not personally involved in the assault and so Mr. Leonard has agreed to dismiss the claim against that Defendant as well."

"Mr. Leonard feels vindicated and appreciates the fact that these young men have taken responsibility for their actions."

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