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UPDATE: Former Oktibbeha County circuit clerk speaks after simple assault arrest

Glenn Hamilton has been charged with simple assault in Oktibbeha County.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2017 11:34 AM
Updated: Dec. 15, 2017 12:01 AM

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – A former Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk was arrested Wednesday on a single count of simple assault.

According to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department, 62-year-old Glenn Hamilton was arrested on December 13.

The warrant was issued by Oktibbeha County Justice Court and was served by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department.

Brett Watson with the sheriff’s department says Hamilton allegedly assaulted a woman at his residence on December 6. He says the woman did not receive any injuries.

According to an affidavit obtained by the Starkville Daily News, Hamilton struck a woman with an open hand three times in the face, knocking her down.

"They weren't considered accurate when the charges were brought," Hamilton said.  "But once the court gets the truth then it will be cleared."

The affidavit document states the two were in a former dating relationship. 

Hamilton denied that too.

No further details were released about the assault.

The victim who wished not to be identified said she learned "a valuable lesson and will not put herself in this position again."

Hamilton was previously arrested in 2016 in Clay County on a felony possession of meth, misdemeanor charge of trespassing and a misdemeanor charge of possession of Native American artifacts.

He later left the position of circuit clerk.

"I've made mistakes," he said.  "And through the process I am paying for those mistakes."

According to the Starkville Daily News, Hamilton was under a one-year supervised probation at the time of his simple assault arrest.

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