Editor’s note: This story has been corrected after SLED clarified who requested the investigation.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — North Myrtle Beach City Manager Mike Mahaney is under investigation for an assault allegation, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
SLED couldn’t provide any details about the allegation, but a police report obtained by News13 shows the alleged assault happened Tuesday.
A woman showed up for a meeting with Mahaney and during the conversation, Mahaney allegedly became “increasingly upset,” according to the report. Mahaney allegedly put his hands in the woman’s face and stood over her to intimidate her.
The report goes on to show Mahaney allegedly grabbed the woman on her right leg above the knee. The woman said she felt verbally and physically intimidated, according to the report.
No one was injured in the incident but the woman said she wanted to press charges for assault and battery, according to the report.
SLED said it was requested to investigate by the North Myrtle Beach Police Department.
North Myrtle Beach City Council called an emergency executive session for 4 p.m. Friday “regarding a personnel matter.” The council did not take a vote or make any comments on the issue during the meeting.
Mahaney will continue his regular duties with the city for the time being, according to a city spokesperson.
No other information was immediately available. News13 left a message for Mahaney. He never responded.
Count on News13 for updates.