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Sitting Mobile judge accused of assaulting horse rider

(WPMI) Sitting Mobile judge accused of assaulting horse rider
(WPMI) Sitting Mobile judge accused of assaulting horse rider

A sitting Mobile judge has been accused of pulling a man off a horse and hitting him in the face.

The Lagniappe broke the story Tuesday and we confirmed that a harassment complaint has been filed against Municipal Judge Karlos Finley.

Howard Finley Glaude told police the incident happened at Leflore High School.

According to the police report, Glaude was riding his horse at the class reunion when he claims Finley attempted to pull him off his horse because his horse defecated in a grassy area.

The report says Glaude told police he got away from Finley, but minutes later, the complaint alleges Finley pulled him off the horse and struck him in the face multiple times.

We talked with Mobile Public Safety Director James Barber about the complaint. He says Finley claimed his actions were in self defense.

Finley's wife told NBC 15 her husband is allowing the legal process to take place and he will provide a statement when it is appropriate.

Glaude is not related to Finley.

Glaude also says he will "sleep on it," as he weighs whether or not to file charges.