The mayor of Tallassee was arrested Saturday in Orange Beach and later charged with felony first-degree domestic violence.
Two-term Mayor John Randall Hammock, first elected as mayor of Tallassee in 2016, was arrested without incident late Saturday evening in Orange Beach after police responded to a domestic dispute, according to court documents and WSFA. As of Sunday, no bond has yet been set for Hammock.
In August of last year, Hammock announced his candidacy for the Alabama Public Service Commission, running as a Republican for Commissioner Place 1 against incumbent Jeremy Oden. According to his campaign’s Facebook page, which has since been taken down, he was campaigning in Baldwin County at the time of his arrest.
Previously, Hammock attended a Monroe County Republican Party event the Friday before his arrest, according to the party’s Facebook page.
On the night of Aug. 19, 2020., a week before he was elected to his second term as Mayor, Hammock turned himself into the Elmore County Jail and was later charged with a misdemeanor harassment charge after a road-rage incident on July. 5, 2020. Hammock, allegedly armed with a pistol, threatened to arrest a 21-year-old Tallassee resident who had cut Hammock’s wife off in traffic earlier that day, according to The Montgomery Advertiser.
The harassment misdemeanor was later dropped.