A court appearance of former Williamsburg mayor Clyde Haulman slated for Friday morning has been continued until Dec. 9.
The complainant, Gary Shelley, charged that Haulman — who was mayor at the time — grabbed his tie and yanked it back and forth after a city council meeting. Shelley, who is a landlord, had spoken during the meeting’s open forum and called Haulman dishonest.
According to Gloucester Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney and special prosecutor for the case Megan Zwisohn, Haulman had prepaid for a vacation before his attorney provided him with the scheduled date of his court appearance.
“We allowed the continuance out of the goodness of our hearts,” said Zwisohn.