Wyoming GOP State Secretary Charles Curley has been suspended and is set to be removed from his position following a teleconference meeting of the party's executive committee on Wednesday.

Curley allegedly assaulted Kristi Wallin, the party's executive director, Feb. 23 at a dinner in Cheyenne, which was attended by some 275 people.

According to a news release from party Chairman W. Frank Eathorne, the committee passed two motions: one to suspend Curley's "duties, powers and responsibilities" as party secretary, and another directing Eathorne to set a meeting of the party's state central committee for the purpose of removing Curley from his position.

"It is the goal of the Wyoming Republican Party to resolve this matter expeditiously with all due respect and dignity to its many members and the public," Eathorne said in the statement.

The upcoming meeting regarding Curley's removal will be a closed session, and the date has not yet been set. The party will announce the date once it has been determined.

The Cheyenne Police Department on Wednesday confirmed that a criminal investigation of the incident is underway.