Investigation underway into alleged assault on Wise County, VA official

An investigation is underway into an alleged assault on the Wise County, Virginia supervisor by another official.

The Coalfield Progress reports the Virginia attorney general has authorized state police to look into the matter involving Supervisor Ronnie Shortt and Wise County school board member Rocky Cantrell.

The alleged incident happened in a courthouse hallway following the April 12 supervisors meeting.

There is video of the alleged confrontation.

Officials have declined further comment pending the outcome of the investigation.

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