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Prince George's Council Member Charged With Assault

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Marilynn Bland, the Prince George's County council member scheduled to be installed as clerk of the court this week, is being charged with assault.

The director of the Prince George's County Council's Youth Commission, W. Randy Short, has filed charges against Bland, saying she assaulted him earlier this month.

Short says the alleged assault happened on Nov. 17 at the County Administration Building after he convened a meeting of the commission without Bland.

He says she grabbed him by his collar, screamed, cursed at him, then pushed him away.

Short waited for an apology from Bland for more than a week, when she failed to offer one, he filed the charge.

The second-degree assault charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail or a $2,500 fine.

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