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Paden City Councilman Charged with Battery

By Staff | Jan 4, 2017

A Paden City councilman is charged with battery, a misdemeanor, after he allegedly shoved a woman.

Clyde E. Hochstrasser, 57, of 501 N. Seventh Ave., was charged with battery after he allegedly shoved Donna Parsons after an alleged altercation on Sept. 2 on Parsons’ property, according to court documents filed Dec. 13 with Wetzel County Magistrate Court.

According to court documents, Parsons alleges that she was standing on her property, across the street from her residence on South First Street, talking to her son, Jay, when Hochstrasser pulled up to them and began speaking to her son in an aggressive manner about some postings Jay had made on social media. Parsons said her son began walking away from Hochstrasser, who then approached her son.

Parsons said she stepped in front of Hochstrasser, who then allegedly shoved her to the side. She sustained a bruise, according to court documents.

According to the police report, Hochstrasser said he was on the woman’s property, but he did not shove Donna Parsons. Hochstrasser claims that he told Jay Parsons not to post information on Facebook. Hochstrasser further claims that he was allegedly shoved by Donna Parsons, according to the police report.

Hochstrasser recently ran for mayor of Paden City, but was defeated by current mayor Joel Davis, who won the election on June 2. Hochstrasser serves as councilman for the Third Ward. He has served on city council, representing the Third Ward, between 2008 and 2010. He gave up his seat in 2011 to run for mayor. He was re-elected in 2015 as a member of the council.