Virginia state prosecutor charged with assault and battery

Virginia state prosecutor charged with assault and battery

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Virginia state prosecutor has been fired after he was accused of hitting a co-working and pulling a gun on her.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that John Haugh, of Hampton, Virginia, has been charged with assault and battery, a misdemeanor.

The newspaper reports that the woman, who is a paralegal for the Norfolk commonwealth's attorney, took out a charge with the Newport News Magistrate on Feb. 3, accusing Haugh of pointing a gun at her.

Haugh turned himself in to police that day and was released on a $2,500 recognizance bond. The newspaper reports Haugh declined to comment when reached at home.

Michael Kelly, a spokesman for the attorney general's office, told the newspaper Haugh was fired from his job as an assistant attorney general on Tuesday.

Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,

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