Fight erupts at local bar between Flint employee and Councilman Eric Mays, criminal complaint filed

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Flint, MI — Flint officials have issued a statement after Flint City Councilman Eric Mays alleged that a city employee assaulted him at a local bar calling on the Flint City council to step up and help with “inexcusable behavior” by Councilman Eric Mays.

“This incident came after Mays was removed from a meeting of the City Council for disorderly conduct,” said the state issued by City of Flint spokeswoman Marjory Raymer. “It is the second meeting in a row in which Mays was removed. Mays was obviously angry during the meeting and was removed with the assistance of members of the public.”

The Thursday, Feb. 6 statement comes after Mays took to Facebook, saying that DuVarl Murdock, who serves as special project coordinator for Mayor Sheldon Neeley, attacked him at a local bar.

“I HAVE NOT BEEN PUNCHED AND VIOLENTLY ASSAULTED IN OVER FORTY YEARS,” wrote Mays in a Feb. 6 Facebook post. “LET’S SEE IF THE FLINT POLICE OR STATE POLICE…MAKE A ARREST OF THE NEELEY APPOINTEE.”

Both Mays and the city confirm that an altercation did happen at Rube’s Bar and Grill on the city’s north side.

Mays said in his Facebook post that the police were called and he also had “blood in his urine, bruises, scraped skin and major stiffness but no broken or chipped bones.” Mays added that he was “violently slammed to the floor.”

“AS A TOP CITY OF FLINT OFFICIAL. PHYSCIAL VIOLENCE HAS NO PLACE IN CITY HALL,” wrote Mays on Facebook. “PHYSICAL VIOLENCE HAS NO PLACE IN CITY HALL.”

The altercation happened hours after Mays was removed from a Flint City Council committee meeting on Wednesday night for disorderly conduct. Murdock was off work when the incident occurred.

“Murdock said Mays unleashed a series of insults and threats of violence at him, including ‘I am going to whoop your [ass].’ Mays then approached Murdock in a hostile fashion and Murdock defended himself,” wrote Raymer.
The statement went on to say that Murdock was at a local bar when Mays arrived. According to the statement, Mays “unleashed a series of insults and threats of violence” at Murdock, including saying, “I’m going to whoop your [ass].”

“Mays then approached Murdock in a hostile fashion and Murdock defended himself,” Raymer wrote.
The police were called and Mays was asked to leave the bar. Murdock, who was allowed to stay, has filed a criminal report against Mays.

Mays has asked for the suspension and/or removal of Murdock from his post.

 

9 Comments
  1. Any Person 414 says

    Of course you are going to cover for your employee. Eric Mays has been talking the same trash talk for over 30 years, but he has not assaulted anyone. Your employee lost his cool and got violent. You can’t do that when you work with the public. I have been watching the city council the last 40 years go at each other and I know you want to get rid of Mays, but you can’t use violence. That was a real bad incident. City job, alcohol, and violence and obvious protection by the city of Flint and Rubes, because they campaigned for the Mayor. That is just my opinion though………

  2. Tamara Hiney says

    I’m tired of peoples dispicable treatment of Eric Mays. So much bullying…Just because a person says what’s on their mind, an elected official. I met him he isn’t a physical fighter. I believe he was assaulted. The city can’t keep treating him this way. He hasn’t done anything so bad to be so hated.

    1. Jay Tripple says

      Wow and idiots like you are why the pile is still there. SMFH are you really that blind?

    2. Jay Tripple says

      LOL you have to be kidding me right, no wonder this idiot keeps getting reelected look at his supporters, they need that state aid and section 8 housing , God forbid anyone try to make Flint a better place. Are you even from Flint? Because all I know is you run your big fat mouth around Flint you get dealt with, I’m sure he was talking shit and got what he had coming.

  3. Flintgirl says

    Eric Mays is an embarrassment to the city of Flint and to the council and to mankind in general. I totally believe that he assaulted Mr. Murdock. I don’t know why his ward continues to elect him.

  4. Tired of eric mays says

    Hes played a bully for so many years that people have gotten sick of his shit and stepped up on him. Eric, stop your boo hooin. Weve listened to enough of your bullshit for too many years. Karma is a bitch. And now, all you can do is cry “injustice!” after all the nasty things youve said about other council members. Grow up. I’m glad my taxes arnt going to pay for your racist ass anymore. Bye Felicia!

  5. Rufus punchus says

    Take shit …..get hit

  6. Rowdy says

    Lmao… gonna whoop dat ass, MY ASS…. YA GOT HANDLED TOUGH GUY.. gonna call the po po… his ass needs too be in jail for a lot of things. Especially for pawning the computer numerous times that my taxes paid for, just too get another hit of boo boo. MAN SUCK IT UP, YOU GOT DELT WITH.. ABOUT TIME.

  7. Josh Dugan says

    How does that loser keep getting elected?

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