Cass County Sheriff’s officials have identified the man accused of assaulting the mayor of Lewis over the weekend.
Authorities say 18-year-old Kenneth Williams, of Atlantic, was the driver of the truck that left the scene of a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Lewis. Mayor Don Sanny pursued Williams as he fled the scene. When Williams stopped at an intersection, he got out of his truck and allegedly assaulted the 71-year-old Sanny while the mayor was still sitting in his vehicle. Williams was charged with assault, disorderly conduct and failure to maintain control.
Early Saturday morning, Sanny detained a teenager from Lewis, who he suspected had burglarized the Lewis City Hall. During the sheriff’s department investigation, officials used videotape from the town surveillance cameras to identify 18-year-old Jesse Meier and charge him with attempted burglary, burglary in the third degree and disorderly conduct. Investigators say Meir was also a passenger in the truck driven by Williams during Friday’s incident.
Sheriff’s officials say pending the results of an investigation, a second teenaged male from Lewis may also be facing charges of burglary.