Huntersville Town Manager resigns after he was arrested for assault

The Huntersville Town Manager resigned Monday afternoon after he was arrested Sunday night on a misdemeanor simple assault charge, according to a warrant.

According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office online database, Gerry Vincent was arrested by Huntersville Police Sunday and taken to the Mecklenburg County jail around 7 p.m. 

The arrest report says it was a fight between a parent and a child, and the warrant says that Vincent assaulted and struck his son by "pushing him up against a wall." The documents do not list the victim's age, but say that Vincent and his son live at the same address.

The Town Board of Commissioners in Huntersville met in a closed-door session that last about an hour and a half Monday afternoon. During that session, Mayor John Aneralla said they received Vincent's resignation. Commissioners came back out of that closed session and voted to accept Vincent's resignation.

"We hold all our employees to high standards here," Aneralla said.

"Anytime somebody in a position of authority gets arrested, you should be concerned. And I think the best course of action was accepting his resignation."

The Town of Huntersville released a statement Monday morning saying, “This is an unfortunate personal matter for Mr. Vincent and his family. We cannot comment further on this matter at this time.”