Former Wyoming Republican Party Secretary Charles Curley has accepted a plea agreement in connection with charges that he assaulted another party official at an event in Cheyenne in February, according to a statement from his attorney.
Christopher Humphrey released the following statement Thursday evening:
"Charles Curley, the former Wyoming Republican Party Secretary accused of misdemeanor simple assault, has pled nolo contendere in Laramie County Circuit Court. After consideration with his family and friends, Mr. Curley accepted an offer to pay a fine in lieu of going to trial. Mr. Curley considered the costs of litigation and the expense to Wyoming taxpayers in accepting the plea agreement. As a result of Mr. Curley’s plea, there will be no trial in this matter."
Nolo contendre is a Latin phrase meaning no contest.
Curley was accused of shoving GOP Executive Director Kristi Wallin at a party dinner in Cheyenne on February 23. Curley recently resigned as Party Secretary. Leigh Vosler of Cheyenne was named to replace him on an interim basis.
Court officials say the fine will be $750.