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Prosecutor: No charges in Mackinac Island GOP scuffle

Posted at 2:25 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 15:24:28-04

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — No charges will be filed following a barroom scuffle between two GOP campaign staffers on Mackinac Island last week, according to the Mackinac County prosecutor.

The incident between John Yob, a Grand Rapids political strategist and director for the Rand Paul campaign, and Rich Beeson, deputy campaign manager to for the Marco Rubio campaign, happened Thursday night leading up to the biennial Republican Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island.

The incident happened at Horn’s Bar the night before the conference began.

Yob said he was punched in the face, but the prosecutor said he didn’t feel comfortable filing charges after reviewing the video and interviewing witnesses about what went on before the altercation.