Assault, harassment charges against Phillipsburg mayor dropped

Charges of assault and harassment leveled by a local gadfly against Phillipsburg’s mayor have been tossed by a municipal court.

The case was dismissed Wednesday due to insufficient evidence, according to court records.

Phillipsburg resident Blaine Fehley filed criminal complaints against Mayor Stephen Ellis after a confrontation during a town meeting in April — a recording of which was posted on Fehley’s YouTube channel (and can be seen above).

Phillipsburg resident Blaine Fehley, left, accused Mayor Stephen Ellis of assault and harassment, and started a recall effort against him. ( file photos)

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Source: Warren

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