Augusta Commission member Alvin Mason's domestic violence trial postponed

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Augusta Commission member Alvin Mason’s jury trial on domestic violence charges has been postponed.

The trial was set for Mon­day before Rich­­­mond Coun­ty State Court Judge Da­vid Watkins, but Mason’s attorney, Freddie Sanders, said Friday the commissioner “needed more time” and “breathing room.”

All parties agreed to wait on the case until at least June, Sanders said.

Mason was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery after a December incident involving his wife at their Hephzibah residence.

Velma Mason told investigators that her husband grabbed her by the neck and pushed her against a wall but that it was the first time it had happened.

On Wednesday, Sanders filed a notice saying he would bring in witnesses to testify to Mason’s character.

“In his case, it’s easy to introduce good character,” Sanders said.  

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