The Transylvania Times -

By Kevin Fuller
Staff Writer 

DA: No Evidence Band Leader Assaulted Student - Brevard NC


District Attorney Greg Newman has decided not to pursue charges against Brevard High School Band Director James Leatherwood, stating there was no evidence Leatherwood assaulted a student.

Newman, who is chief prosecutor for Transylvania County, said multiple witnesses made statements that backed up Leatherwood’s version of the story, which was that he tapped a student, who had previously quit the band, on the shoulder and asked the female student to leave.

“It was not even a close call that he committed any crime,” Newman said. “There were a lot of statements given by other peopl...

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