EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPratt Council Votes For Mayor's Resignation; Mayor Says He's Staying Put
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Reported by: Latasha Hughes
Videographer: Tim Rock
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Reported: Sep. 30, 2013 9:26 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 1, 2013 4:25 AM EDT
Pratt , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The mayor of Pratt says he is keeping his position regardless of drug allegations.
Pratt Town Council held an emergency meeting Monday night after Mayor Gary Fields was arrested and charged with simple possession of a controlled substance earlier this month.
Fields admits to having the drugs in his car when he was pulled over, but says they belonged to his wife.
Council members voted unanimously for Fields' resignation, but Fields refused to resign and says he is staying on the job.
"In the last four years, we have worked so hard. And I mean we, the council of Pratt, worked so hard on this water project, get the town of debt and we're getting ready to break ground on a million dollar sewer upgrade. And I want to see that through, but if something happens, I don't want to embarrass the Town of Pratt," said Fields.
Mayor Fields did promise council members that if there are anymore troubles, he will resign on his own accord.
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