Mayor pleads no contest to assault

AUSTIN, TX Wynn was ordered by Travis County Justice of the Peace Judge Herb Evans to pay $68 in court costs and perform 20 hours of community service or receive private counseling. If he complies by May 2, the charge will be dismissed.

The charge is a Class C misdemeanor and Wynn entered his no contest plea on Tuesday. In a statement released on Wednesday, Wynn said, "I'm glad this process has been resolved, and I, of course, will comply with the judge's order and have this charge dismissed."

According to the complaint filed with the court, Wynn "knowingly and intentionally" caused physical contact with Luke Johnson, and that Wynn should have reasonably believed Johnson would regard the contact as offensive and provocative. No details were provided.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, Wynn's staffers said at the time that Johnson approached the mayor during a gathering the building where Wynn lives and repeatedly asked his name. Wynn asked Johnson to leave him alone, but when Johnson refused, Wynn grabbed him by the arm. Police were called to the scene.

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